I got out my macro lens and played around with some red glitter. I love how easy it is to make a lovely red glitter bokeh!
Yesterday I got up really early to attend the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Provo Utah. It was spectacular! I love watching the crews inflate the balloons and then send them up into the air. Here is a beautiful patriotic balloon surrounded by white clouds.
I took hundreds of pictures of the hot air balloons, so I had a really hard time choosing which ones to share! I will definitely share more of my favorites later this week, but for now here are some of the balloons up in the pale blue sky.
My tripod was all set up and ready; so while we were waiting for the fireworks to start, the boys and I experimented with sparklers and longer shutter speeds. I drew the stars, and my seven-year-old just kept pushing the shutter button for me. I think it turned out pretty cool!
Speaking of cool, here is a star that is on the very top of one of the hot air balloons. I was standing right next to the basket, looking up. Doesn't it look like a stained glass window?
This is one of my favorite fireworks pictures from this year! Last year I was disappointed that my pictures didn't turn out well. I thought I knew what settings to use, but apparently I was wrong! This year I refreshed my memory and read up on it before we went to the fireworks and the results were much better!
Linked to Sunday Snapshot and