SF Fireworks Skyline

SF Fireworks Skyline

4th of July Fireworks in San Francisco are usually pretty foggy but after getting back from a camping/boating trip I felt adventuresome and decided to drive to SF for the fireworks display. After realizing Marin wasnt going to work due to road construction we got to Treasure Island early enough to scope out and get a great spot. The people started pouring in after. While we were trying to setup we realized that no where on Treasure Island was a good spot. We had hoped to take photos with the SF Skyline in the background but the fireworks were too far to the west (closer to the Golden Gate Bridge and away from the skyline).

While waiting for the fireworks to start I realized that the color in the sky had turned a nice blue and I thought I would give SF cityscape panorama a try. Although I dont have a pano head for my new Feisol tripod and Acratech bullhead, the pano came out pretty decently.

Just as I was taking a photo of the bay bridge someone in oakland setoff a giant firework and I happened to catch it Perfect timing — all luck, no skill

Nikon D300s w/Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR:
9 images at 98mm, f/9, 10 sec, ISO 320, Tripod

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Aaron Meyers is a landscape and wedding photographer living in Silicon Valley, CA. His love of the outdoors makes for frequent forays into the Californian wilds, where he delights in the stunning vistas of Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, Big Sur, and the Pacific Coast.