December 30, 2010

Daily Photo Tour - When the Bells Ring and the Fireworks Explode

We were wandering through New Orleans Square one night getting shots for the holiday season. We had lost track of time when all of a sudden the fireworks sprang up into the air. They exploded in bright reds, greens and golds, bathing the alleyway with their glow. Fireworks are a nightly occurrence at Disneyland, barring strong winds or rain, but they still hold their association with Independence Day and ringing in the New Year for me. Maybe it's much too late in the game, but what are you doing New Year's Eve? We are heading to the park!

Disneyland - New Orleans Square
Photo by Michaela Hansen

Comments (5)

On December 30, 2010 at 6:14 PM , Anonymous said...

AWESOME!! Love the red fireworks. Where else would you be on New Years Eve??
Can't wait to see what the New Year brings to us in pictures through your eyes - you guys have done a terrific job in capturing the magic of the park - my FAVORITE place!
Wishing you all a very Happy & Blessed New Year!

On December 30, 2010 at 7:31 PM , redheadmomma said...

GORGEOUS!!! I have such a hard time with photographing fireworks, can you give any tips? My pictures just turn out to be a huge light blob.

On December 30, 2010 at 7:49 PM , Michaela Hansen said...

Thank you both for the encouraging comments!

@redheadmomma here are some tips for fireworks: You will want to have a low ISO (100-200), closed aperture (at least 8), and a shutter speed of 2 seconds or more. Hope that helps!

On January 13, 2011 at 11:52 PM , Anonymous said...

cool stuff!! including the settings you had, did you still take 3 shots to make it an HDR photo?

On January 18, 2011 at 10:51 AM , Michaela Hansen said...

Thanks! Ya, I still took 3 shots.