Oh yes. That’s where I spent my time at the park today. In the beer garden, downing a nice creme ale, and scouting out the best place there to get some shots of the fireworks.
There weren’t any good places.
People hogged all the tables, so I found myself sitting on the ground with my camera perched up on a cement ledge next to some lovely mosquito infested flowers. Mind you, I don’t own a tripod. Long exposures aren’t really my thing. I’d honestly would need a tripod three times out of the year for the things I want to shoot.
And then, there was this awful pesky light.
It kept glaring into my lens. And of course, I don’t own a light hood. So, having placed my wallet and my cellphone under my camera’s lens to get it at the proper angle, I grabbed my friend’s package of chips ahoy cookies and set it next to my camera.
Yeah, annoying light. We called it, “the ghetto set-up.” I thought it was pretty crafty, or it might have just been the craft beer I was drinking.
So while I pressed the shutter button and watched fireworks light up the sky and while the people next to us lit up their blunts (hey, it’s legal here), I ended up with some pretty, but cropped, shots. Photos I never thought I’d achieve!