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This will be the last of my Riverfire 2007 images I will post, in fear the they will become boring and repetitious. I will be back next year with more, but from a fresh angle. In this shot, two F1-11 fighter/bomber jets fly low over the city, igniting their fuel and resulting in a dump and burn effect which lasts for about 30seconds to 1 minute.

There are multiple videos uploaded of this on YouTube and I fully recommend that you look at a few of them to get the feel of what I was attempting to capture.

What I like about this image is the clarity in some parts of the frame, and the motion blur caused by the drifting smoke in other parts during the long exposure. This shot ironically looks somewhat like a futuristic warzone rather than a reflection of a celebration. By the way, I am not totally happy with what the compression was done to parts of the sky, which is not apparent in the full image.

Thank you for looking.

Matt

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