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Happy 4th of July – Fireworks Photography

It was hard to trim it down to my favorite 15, but here are the best of the photos I took tonight at the fireworks. I didn’t do much post-processing, only a little exposure adjustment and resizing in photoshop, no color work. I love the way they all look like flowers or some yet undiscovered sea creatures.

bubble ghosts

bubble ghosts

bubble ghosts

i was browsing through photos tonight, trying to find a macro i took of the moss in my yard for Cat Rocketship, and i stumbled across some pics i took at the sculpture garden last spring. in the garden, there is a greenhouse with a giant carp made out of glass panels rising from a pool (Standing Glass Fish, Frank Gehry), and i took this photo of the bubbles in the pool reflecting the glass fish. i hadn’t looked at it closely before. tonight when i rotated it, i could see faces in the bubbles. especially that group of 3 near the bottom, which looks like three little heads stacked up, and the face on top looks almost like a blythe doll (/sigh, i’ve never been a doll girl, but i want a blythe doll, i love the way their eyes can move and change color). bubble ghosts with big black eyes. i might have to paint something from this.