I am laughing as I write this post as it has been way too long after the fact, but I think the pictures are worth sharing anyway.
MY USUAL DISCLAIMER
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CLIMB CAMELBACK AT NIGHT
IT IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND MAY RESULT IN YOUR DEATH IF YOU ATTEMPT IT
THE MOUNTAIN IS UNFORGIVING AND TAKES THE LIVES OF NUMEROUS HIKERS EVERY YEAR
I HAVE CLIMBED CAMELBACK HUNDREDS OF TIMES, AND KNOW THE TRAIL BY HEART
ONCE AGAIN, I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR ACTIONS IN REGARDS TO CAMELBACK, OR ANY OTHER HIKE I MENTION ON THIS BLOG
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN CHOICES AND ACTIONS
With that out of the way once again, two days before I left for my National Park Road Trip, I hiked up Camelback Mountain at night to take some pictures of the fireworks from the top of the mountain. I, nor the other 20 people who had hiked up with the same idea were disappointed. There were usually multiple fireworks shows going on at one time, sometimes as many as 15 at once (yes, I counted). It was really cool and was by far the best view in the city. It was a perfectly clear night and you could see for miles in every direction.
I took quite a few pictures, and for my first time taking pictures of fireworks, I am really happy with how they came out. Exposures ranged from 30 seconds to 5 minutes. I used my Canon 30D with the remote timer on the lowest ISOs usually. You can see full metadata on my photo site.While I didn't do any HDR exposures, I did manage to get a couple of panoramas in, so be sure to check those out.
I embedded a couple below along with a slideshow, or you can see all of the right here.
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