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Dolly’s Nights of Many Colors

Dollywood Fireworks

This shot was taken using a NIKON D5000 at ISO 200, f/9, for 7.80sec

How To Photograph Fireworks

Currently at Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, TN, they are celebrating 6 weeks of “The Great American Summer” with extended hours and a fireworks show called “Dolly’s Nights of Many Colors”.

For a small theme park nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, I think they did a great job putting on a fireworks show.

The staff there was great in giving me information prior to the show, such as the best places to see the show, asking if I had a tripod, and while I was setting up my gear, one staff member pointed me in the proper direction. He also explained how they have to use extra power to get the fireworks higher than I would have expected. I ensured him that I would be able to get it with my wide-angle lens, but wouldn’t you know it? I wasn’t high enough when the show started.

After a quick adjustment, I was ready to capture as many shots as I could.

I’m happy with my shots that I got, although I wish I had a better foreground. I like this shot with the spectators in it, but I would really love to be in a spot that would highlight one of the many rides, like the Thunderhead Roller Coaster, or The Wild Eagle, or some other Dollywood icon.

How to Photograph Fireworks

To find out how to photograph fireworks, head over to my article about “How To Photograph Fireworks”.

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