This photograph is from the 4th of July Fireworks Celebration in Tampa, FL in the Channelside District. I was lucky enough to attend a 4th of July party on Harbour Island which allowed me access to the edge of the island across from the fireworks barge. Originally, I had set up my tripod in the grass and had a view of the barge but it was also framed with palm trees on the right and left of the frame. I told my girlfriend my vision and she went scouting find me the exact perfect spot. I knew with the equipment I would have to shoot portrait to add scale and capture the full shot of the water, barge and most of the firework explosions. The site was premier. I was able to avoid the masses of people at the Channelside Complex just left of the frame.
Channel District is a residential neighborhood in the City of Tampa that includes an entertainment complex, just east of Downtown Tampa, Florida. It is bordered by Ybor Channel on the east and Garrison Channel on the south. Channelside is a nickname for the entertainment complex Channelside Bay Plaza, within the neighborhood that includes shops, restaurants, and bars.