In honor of the U.S. Independence Day holiday, a composite of fireworks images created a few years ago. The three images were shot from a 4th-floor fire escape landing (barely enough room for a tripod) at the historic St. Regis in Long Beach, California, USA. The fireworks were set off from a barge floating off Alamitos Beach, and the small lights on the water belong to pleasure boats that always gather to get a close-up view. (Olympus E-300 & 14-45mm zoom on tripod, various exposures)

Top 10 (3rd Place) in “Fireworks!” challenge in 1Challenge1Theme group (August 2014)

Top 5 in “Fire and Fireworks” challenge in I Shoot Raw group (November 2012)

Top 10 in “Fireworks” challenge in Challenge Accepted group (July 2012)

Featured in 1Challenge1Theme (3 August 2014)

Featured in Weekly Theme Challenges (23 June 2014)

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 2 years ago

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 2 years ago

    Well done, Celeste…I hope your Fourth of July this year is a good one!

  • Thanks very much, Katherine!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonover 2 years ago

    This is so well done! Each photo really captures the viewers attention!! I also love that the center image is framed larger! Great detail here! Happy 4th!

  • Thank you, Kristi! Of course the larger center image was intentional, as I thought that three frames just alike would have been too static. I hope you’re feeling enough better to enjoy the 4th!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Anita Pollak
    Anita Pollakover 2 years ago

    These are just magnificent, Celeste! Happy Independence Day!

  • Thanks very much, Anita! I hope you have a wonderful Fourth!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseover 2 years ago

    Great work Celeste!

  • Thank you very much for your continued support!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaover 2 years ago

    Awesome, love it, Celeste,

  • Thank you, Elfie, I’m so glad you like it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Sandra Fortier
    Sandra Fortierover 2 years ago

    Very pretty Celeste! Makes a lovely and unusual card.

  • Thanks very much, Sandra!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertover 2 years ago

    Beautiful images Celeste…:)))))

  • Thank you, Thomas! I’m so glad you like my triptych.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 2 years ago

    Wonderful work

  • Glad you like it, thank you!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineover 2 years ago

    Had to enlarge it to appreciate properly! Then I saw just how elegant the whole composition and capture is!

  • Thanks very much, Bette! I thought the three images were more interesting as a group than individually.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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