Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Ruby Tuesday #28: Bombs Bursting in Air


"Bombs Bursting at the Fair"
Raleigh, NC - October 2008 (Click to embiggen)

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If you've spent any time at all on my blog, you know that one of my favorite photographic subjects is fireworks. These particular ones were on display on the final night of the NC State Fair in October. Weather permitting, there's a display every night of the fair, which runs for 10 days in early- to mid-October every year. But the final night is always the biggest display. After all, they have to use up everything they didn't shoot already!Violence Unsilenced
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27 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

Most excellent! What a party in the sky.

maryt/theteach said...

Your fireworks are always the best! Do you use a tripod? Maybe that's a dumb question, eh, Mojo? In my Ruby Tuesday post I want to know what the thingies/thingys hanging on the back of the benches are... :)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Spectacular and very red, Mojo. I want to learn how to take photos of fireworks!

Happy Ruby Tuesday!
My Ruby Tuesday post is at
More of Me - EG

ilanadavita said...

This is my second attempt to comment; hope it works.
I love these stunning red balls formed by the firework.

Robin said...

I always love your fireworks shots and this is no exception.

Felisol said...

Who doesn't like fireworks? Norwegian dogs. They have to be sedated and stay in the cellar new years Eve.
Your picture as always star class!
From Felisol

Pagan Sphinx said...

Is it my birthday? ;-) My birthday is July 1, so it feels like it extends through the 4th of July. Love this one. And I'm so looking forward to summer; I can hardly breathe.

maryt/theteach said...

Thanks, Mojo, for not giving it away so soon! I appreciate it! :)

Leora said...

Spectacular show!

ramblingwoods.com said...

Funny as I have always disliked fireworks or I should say the noise of fireworks...Beautiful photo...

Eaton Bennett said...

That is a beautiful explosion of Ruby! Have a great Tuesday! :)

Shinade said...

Whoa WTG Mojo you are really red for this Tuesday.

Great shot I love fireworks and you certainly caught them in all of their glory!!:-))

Carletta said...

Ooh,Aah,OOH,AAH! :)

These really are spectacular!

Mine's on my photoblog: Carletta’s Captures.

ROSIDAH said...

Beautiful ruby color... the black background makes it even more eye-catching. Best wishes :)

Ivon said...

Such a great photo for Ruby Tuesday. Fireworks are one of my favorite things to watch. Thanks.

EastCoastLife said...

A beautiful explosion of red fireworks!

Shadow said...

love firework shows too, do i!

Juliana RW said...

wow...COOL shot

My entry for WW this week : in HERE. Hope you have time to visit . Thanks

Catherine said...

Fantastic !
10 Days of firework displays ! You're spoiled, Mojo.

Nukke said...

Very nice fireworks !
I wish Ihave some day a better camera so tht Ican get pics about fireworks too.

NicoleB said...

Beautiful shot! I love fireworks.
I can't wait to try my Luck on one :)
Thanks for the Ruby Tuesday reminder!

soulbrush said...

i love fireworks, but not the smell that hangs in the air. fabulous shot.

Ralph said...

Ooh and Ahh are the spoken operatives at such fireworks displays. Your picture is of such ruby clarity that I can hear the resounding BOOM that follows...and I live 650 miles from RDU!

Tink *~*~* said...

I have the worst time trying to take photos of fireworks. If it comes out good, I have no clue what, if anything I did to make it come out good, so I can never reliably replicate the results. Any crumbs of wisdom you might have to offer would be deeply appreciated!

Tink *~*~*
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Greyscale Territory said...

Brilliant display of dazzling ruby light!

Sunshine said...

perfect shot! i love fireworks!

i played too this week -
http://sunshine-photoblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/this-that-at-rizal-shrine.html

Happy RT!

storyteller said...

What a BEAUTIFUL capture of sparks in the sky!!!
Hugs and blessings,