• Aperture—ƒ/4
  • Taken—1 July, 2015
  • Copyright—© Khürt L. Williams
  • Flash fired—no
  • Focal length—24mm
  • ISO—100
  • Location—40° 25.0148′ 0″ N 74° 42.1972′ 0″ W
  • Shutter speed—1/1500s

Like every year in the past, there was fun for the family on the front lawn of Montgomery High School in Skillman on July 1st! Starting at 6 pm there were games and vendors including grilled foods ( I had a kielbasa on a stick), drinks (non-alcoholic), and the ever-popular kettle corn (we bought two jumbo bags). We got there early, found a great picnic spot under the stars, enjoyed the sounds of
the local band, “Pi Fight”. After walking around, bumping into and chatting with other township residents, friends and family we stood for a heartfelt rendition of the Star Spangled Banner at dusk. Then it was time for a fabulous display of fireworks.

Montgomery Township United States Idependence Day Fireworks at the Montgomery High School, ILCE 7M2 20150701 0001

  • Aperture—ƒ/4
  • Taken—1 July, 2015
  • Focal length—70mm
  • ISO—50
  • Shutter speed—1/350s

My mom was visiting from the Caribbean and enjoyed hanging out with me and my extended family.

Montgomery Township United States Idependence Day Fireworks at the Montgomery High School, Montgomery Township United States Idependence Day Fireworks at the Montgomery High School ILCE 7M2 20150701 0012

  • Aperture—ƒ/4
  • Taken—1 July, 2015
  • Focal length—70mm
  • ISO—100
  • Shutter speed—1/500s

Montgomery Township United States Idependence Day Fireworks at the Montgomery High School, Montgomery Township United States Idependence Day Fireworks at the Montgomery High School ILCE 7M2 20150701 0018 Edit

  • Aperture—ƒ/4
  • Camera—sult.
  • Caption—I imported the image into Lightroom and applied Autotone. I then adjusted the highlights to reduce some of the "hot" areas of the image. I also incread vibrance by +6, then +50. I used Photoshop content-aware fill to remove several street lights that stuck up from the lower half. I sat to watch one of my sporting events -- Formula 1 Grand Prix in Silverstone, England -- so I synced the image over to Lightroom Mobile. I worked on the image while I kept and eye on the race. I tried a few things in Lightroom Mobule but decided that the Dynamic preset gave me an image that I liked. This is the final result.
  • Taken—1 July, 2015
  • Focal length—43mm
  • ISO—100
  • Shutter speed—1/1500s

Montgomery Township United States Idependence Day Fireworks at the Montgomery High School, ILCE 7M2 20150701 0106

  • Aperture—ƒ/8
  • Taken—2 July, 2015
  • Focal length—24mm
  • ISO—50
  • Shutter speed—4s