As previously promised, here's a recap Cleveland firework displays that I've captured from the Port of Cleveland this year. A huge thanks to the Port and my older brother for allowing me exclusive access to capture these shots!
Before the actual fireworks, I had some time to kill, so I just wandered on the pier and captured some photos!
a tug was pulling a massive ore boat up the Cuyahoga as I walked out on the pier!
This photo recently received an Honorable Mention in a photo competition at the Cleveland Photographic Society!
Still chugging along! It's incredible the power the tug boats have!
Look at the dents on that ship... apparently caused by ice flows during winter.
Now for the fireworks! There was approximately 15,000 fireworks shot off over a 30 minute period, which was quite impressive! The following shots were captured from next to the concrete silos near the mouth of the Cuyahoga river (which was where I was sitting at the time).
To give some sense of scale, here's a zoom in on the people setting the fireworks off.
Along with the shots I captured manually, I also set up my older camera with a timer that you can program to take a series of shots over a specified amount of time (intervalometer). Seeing that I could capture photos without actually being present, I placed it in the fallout zone just under the fireworks... All I did was frame the shot to where I thought the fireworks might be, and then press go. I set the intervalometer to take a 5 second long photo, with 1 second in between, for a a few hours. I wish I had lens that covered a wider angle to capture all of the fireworks, but I made due with what I had... I love that Cleveland is in the bottom right corner!
as you can see, my camera almost got hit by debris.
another really close one!
I really liked seeing this unique perspective, and am really happy these photos turned out! I tried this in 2016 and I screwed it all up... Can't wait to try this again in the future!
I'll be sending more from years past in other emails, so keep your eyes pealed!
Have a great day!