Taking pictures of fireworks on the Fourth forced me out of my comfort zone with my DSLR. I couldn’t use the programmed exposure mode. Instead, I used shutter priority, or what Canon calls Tv mode.
I was amazed at how easy it was: make a guess at an appropriate shutter speed, take the shot, and look at the LCD. Adjust and repeat.
I had to try again. Tonight, the subject is the view from the back porch swing, looking north. With some breezes moving the trees, I had to decrease the shutter speed even more, forcing me to increase the ISO to 1600 to get adequate exposure. The high ISO resulted in some digital noise.
I think I like it.