After last year’s quite successful image of Lancaster’s 2011 fireworks display, I decided to give it another go again this year.
While I do shoot the entire event each year (no matter how cold it might get!), I only look to create one final image for the night. There’s no point flooding the web with a stack of near identical images. I also choose to shoot from a different vantage point each year for the same reason. This turned out to be a wise decision, as a lot of folks who saw last year’s image decided to try shooting from there this year.
For those of you who haven’t seen it, this was the image I produced during Lancaster’s 2011 display.
I was rather pleased with that, and prints of it currently adorn the walls of a number of homes out there.
This year, as mentioned, I wanted to shoot from a different view. Over the last year or so, I’ve spent several evenings out with the camera in an attempt to find potential new spots to shoot from. It’s always good to plan these kinds of things way in advance to make sure that on the night, you’re not getting your image obscured by lamp posts, power lines, street signs, fences, and the like.
So, this year, the image I have settled upon is this one.
Overall, quite pleased again with what I got this year, and it was definitely worth suffering the near freezing temperatures.
Now to find a new spot from which to shoot next year’s display!
Prints of both of these images are available to purchase, please contact me for details. Licensing is also available for both of these images for editorial, promotional and other purposes.