2016-07-04 Fourth of July Fireworks

Just a few shots I took at a local fireworks show during this year’s Fourth of July festivities.

I was hand-timing the exposures with a wired remote, and playing with results from different apertures, so you’ll see the results vary a bit by group.

Since the photos were shot with a fisheye lens, I’m actually able to turn the shots into a semispherical VR panorama, so that you can actually see the fireworks from the actual perspective I did. I’m still going through the shots to find which work best for that, but I’ll post them here when I do. (So keep an eye on this post. 🙂


FTA: Hotay Yologast

From the archives: Howard Tayler at Your Local Game Store (Hotay Yologast).

Howard Tayler, of Schlock Mercenary fame (and multiple-nominee for a Hugo award), visited Matthews, NC to promote the opening of Your Local Game Store in January of 2013.

A well-thought-out game store, it has a good range of tabletop games and supplies.

Howard gave several readings, played a few games, and gave a demonstration of miniature painting.

Check out the gallery below for photos of the event.