Share this on:
About this iReport
  • Approved for CNN

  • Click to view EdmundLowe's profile
    Posted June 27, 2013 by
    Lummi Island, Washington
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    A fortnight of fireworks

    Lummi Island 4th of July


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Photographer EdmundLowe captured this stunning photo of fireworks over Legoe Bay, Lummi Island in Washington State, in 2011. "I never get tired of the Fourth of July," he said. "I hope we never lose that tradition. I have many fond memories of growing up in the '60s, gathering with our neighbors along the street and making it a competition to see who had the most spectacular display." He also has some great tips for those wanting that iconic "Fourth of July fireworks" shot. "The main requirement is a tripod, I use a sandbag or some other heavy object to make sure there is no tripod shake," he said. "Long exposures, up to ten seconds are required. I generally use an f-stop of f/11 to f/16 and a shutter speed of two-ten seconds. The longer exposures will also give you time for multiple reports to be visible."
    - sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer

    On our small island in the Puget Sound area of western Washington State we don't have the huge firework displays of the big cities but we do have an Indian reservation nearby where some pretty elaborate and exciting fireworks can be acquired. All along Legoe Bay families share their bounty with the whole island to the delight of kids and adults alike.

    4th of july, fireworks, lummi island, puget sound, washington, state, legoe bay, fun, island, holiday
    • TAGS:

    • GROUPS:

    What do you think of this story?

    Select one of the options below. Your feedback will help tell CNN producers what to do with this iReport. If you'd like, you can explain your choice in the comments below.
    Be and editor! Choose an option below:
      Awesome! Put this on TV! Almost! Needs work. This submission violates iReport's community guidelines.


    Log in to comment

    iReport welcomes a lively discussion, so comments on iReports are not pre-screened before they post. See the iReport community guidelines for details about content that is not welcome on iReport.

    Add your Story Add your Story