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4th July, Independence Day in the United States.

I wanted to end 2014 by submitting a photograph of fireworks. Even though these fireworks weren't for New Year's, let us go out with a bang! :la:

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KrazedKai Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I like how professional this looks, i mean if you
are professional then this picture speaks for itself 
haha. N0 but really caught it at just the right  time!
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3wyl Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It depends on your definition of 'professional'. If I could get paid for taking photographs, I wouldn't mind that! Currently, I do not. :P

Yes, the timing was indeed correct. It is quite tricky capturing fireworks, but when done correctly, it almost looks effortless. :D
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KrazedKai Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
effortless indeed haha
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3wyl Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely depends on your perspective. :nod:
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jules-101 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Virginia? I have seen the fireworks from all around DC, but especially VA (easier exit, especially on a motorcycle). :D Very nice shot. Maybe I shall venture out again next 4th of July ;)
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Supposedly, yes! :D

You ride a motorcycle? :O

Yeah, that would be great! Unfortunately, I'll miss this year's 4th of July. :noes:
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jules-101 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
No-I must admit I was always on the back. But, there were no back seats on most of them, so it was like clinging to a rocket- Ducati's mainly :)
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I see. That's a shame! :noes:
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jules-101 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Probably better :D It takes years to learn to how to ride those rockets properly. 
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, that's very true. :hmm:
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Kamal-Q Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Is that from VA? Or from OC? :o You must have had the monopod for this one right?

I really like how the shot turned out (better than mine :'( ) - it's really crisp, no blurring. Though the best thing is probably the composition - with the trail leading up to the fireworks right down the center :thumbsup: 

In a way it almost looks like a pair of pompoms - which is fitting for the day that marks the day we beat the Brits :la: 
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It is from VA. I don't think the ones I took at OC turned out any good. Even this one was a lucky one. :P Yeah, I think I had the monopod, and you had the tripod?

It was mostly down to luck. :nod:

Thank you! :hug:

Pair of pompoms fitting? ;no:
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Kamal-Q Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I thought so - didn't see any of the OC storefront lights. I'm pretty sure I offered you the tripod or monopod at OC, you were all :nuu: I know in VA my shots turned out terrible (had no monopod or tripod).

Nah - I think you used the tools you had to capture a moment with a bit of skill :nod:

:hug:

Dude - you guys have pom-poms right? Cheerleaders use them, and it was the day we beat the British - and the fireworks in the hands of firey cheerleaders rah-rah'd upon the sky :la:
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:

Yeah, the ones I took at OC didn't turn out too great. :P

You offered, but I went :nuu: indeed. I thought you had your monopod with you at VA though. :O

We don't have many cheerleaders around these parts. :P
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Kamal-Q Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I may have had the monopod, I think I shot video in VA - so mines are hundreds of thousands of moving pictures :icondivaplz:

No one cheers in that cold and damp drear place known as Britain. :no:
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah yes, that is right. I think you did shoot the video. :D

Pfft, plenty of people cheer, just in a less preppy way!
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Kamal-Q Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
How does one cheer in a groggy Brit way? :unimpressed:

i.imgur.com/cLEMUGz.png
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's an odd one. :no:

No one cheers. :B
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PictureOnProgress Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't get to see any fireworks this year T_T
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww! There is always time for more, though! :la:
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PictureOnProgress Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe next new year >_>
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, perhaps that will be the day!
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PictureOnProgress Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
We'll see.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a bit far away, I suppose.
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PictureOnProgress Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
359 days away.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I suppose it's quite far away when you put it like that.
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FallenUmbrella Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's perfect :love:

Happy birthday to planet Earth! :D
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday indeed! :hug:
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cality Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
The framing of this is perfect - very neatly done! The contrast is great, and I love the clarity and brightness of the colour. 

Happy New Year! :tighthug:
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!

With things like fireworks, these captures are only ever really lucky shots, I have to say. I went through a lot of bad ones to get this one. :P

Happy New Year to you too! :hug:
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cality Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! :heart:

Haha, well, clearly perseverance pays off! :la:
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That is true! :la:
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silber-englein Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015   Photographer
Lovely! :la:
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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Indigovation Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy new year!
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy New Year to you too!
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captainflynn Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
Lovely :)
Happy new year.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy New Year to you too!
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captainflynn Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Thank you :D
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CourageoftheMagi Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
BANG, happy new year too you!!
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope your 2015 will be a great one! :la:
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CourageoftheMagi Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
But alas i have to work today!
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh dear! How was it? :O
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CourageoftheMagi Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Bleach everywhere and im severally allergic...panics
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh dear. What happens when you're exposed to it? =/
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CourageoftheMagi Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My throat swells till it cuts my air.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh dear. That's pretty bad. =/
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hunterN05 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm reminded of Boom Boom Rocket! 8D
AWESOME SAUCE!
LET'S GO OUT WITH A BIG OL BOOOM! :la:
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
YAR! :eager:

Happy New Year to you! :la:
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hunterN05 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah! :la:

Same to ya! :D
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Jun 23, 2013, 1:41:43 AM
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