4th of July Fireworks

Here are some photos I took at this past year’s firework show in my hometown in Brewerton, NY. Every July 3rd they shoot fireworks off of a barge, located on the Oneida River. I’m normally out in the open for photographing the big bursts, but this year I wanted to throw a train bridge infront of the action. Note that the 4th image down shows horizontal streaks of light going across the bridge and in the water. That was a train that came clacketing through. Nice timing! Poor timing for the folks who thought it was a good idea to watch the fireworks from the train bridge! Enjoy and feel free to share this blog post with your friends!

 

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Electric Christmas Trees!

Tis the season to get crazy taking pictures of Christmas lights, right? I felt there were many traditional photos out there representing the season, so why not get funky with things? Having two trees in the house, a small and a large one, I gave them an abstract photo treatment.Be sure to visit my entire website: kevinfoxcreations.com
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Patriotic Bear Magnet ‘Glow in the Dark’

Photo Prints

Going Home – Revealed

In my past blog, Going Home, I showed an image I created of an ‘abduction’.
I wanted to show you the original image.
It was shot in infrared, hence the greenish hue to it.
Infrared photography is so intriguing to me. It reveals this other world that we cannot see with our own eyes.

Normally, infrared photography is inhibited by too much light when shot during the middle of the day. Even this image, a ton of light is pouring through. However, I’m using a neutral density filter stacked with a polarizing filter. This helps cut out a decent amount of light. Without the neutral density filter, this shot would’ve probably been totally white, washed out from too much light.  I’m certainly thinking of getting a second ND filter and stack them, to cut even more light out.  Plus, using ND filters in normal lighting/ non-infrared conditions can create really cool stuff too.  Just do a google search for neutral density photography.

Without further ado, here is the AFTER & BEFORE of my image.  If you’re confused which one was the original, it’s the one where I’m NOT being abducted by a UFO!

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Evening Meadow…

Evening Meadow

A romantic summer’s evening in August; mid 70-degree weather, crickets chirping, fireflies flashing, bullfrogs bellowing and moonlight magically painting shadows in the darkness.   Due to my somewhat secluded location, I knew there would be very little light pollution from the city. This was a great opportunity to take some pictures of the night sky.

I took a few pictures this past Friday up in Hastings, NY, located in Oswego County, about half an hour from Syracuse. This image above is a 30 second exposure and that bright light behind the trees is the moon!  Having taken pictures like this in the past, I know the biggest question people ask me:

How is this at night when everything is so lit up? 

Normally when taking pictures, you point, you shoot, lens opens, lens shuts, and you’re done. With images like the one above, once you press down and the lens opens…and will remain open for however long you tell it to or set it for.  If I had just snapped a shot, this pic would be very dark.  However, giving it 30 seconds, it’s absorbed all available light (thanks, Mr. Moon!) that entire time, so everything appears lit up.  Oh yeah, you NEED a tripod for images like this.  If you can hold a camera perfectly still for even 5 seconds,

With every long exposure image, I feel as if I’m peeling the night off of my surroundings.  It’s like capturing an alternate reality.   And since I’m standing there in the darkness, I have no clue what the picture is going to look like once I get to see the big reveal.  It’s exciting, shot after shot.

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Kevin

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July Means Firworks!!

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Every year for the past 4 years or so, I’ve entered the realm of firework photography. They have a great firework show every July 3rd, in my hometown, Brewerton, NY, on Oneida Lake. I see (and laugh) at everyone who … Continue reading