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Valentines Day February 14th

Posted by skyart
Jan 27 2011

Valentines day is right around the corner, and fireworks are becoming an ever more popular way of expressng the "spark" in your relationship. Did you know...a gentleman hired a display company at the Pyrotechnics Guild International convention last year in Appleton WI to fire a 10 minute display that ended in burning lance work asking the love of his life to marry him in front of 5,000 people!


That's right fellas...chances are you don't remember what you got her for Valentines day last year, but I guarantee she does! Fireworks are becoming more and more popular at weddings, and we know tying the knot is the ultimate show of affection! Need ideas to make this year memorable? Well stop trying to get her to "see fireworks" through your Hugs and Kisses and show them to her.....literally! HERE is a great little fountain that she can unwrap along with her chocolates, roses and card. The Hot Lips fountain is not only appropriately shaped for Valentines day, with it's long duraton it gives you plenty of time to step back and embrace the love of your life, trust me....no words will be needed as you wrap your arms around her and share a quiet moment watching it's beautiful display!

Another idea we have heard from our customers is using sparklers, or morning glories secured to a board and used to spell out a short message, or even just a large heart. Have a better idea to get her attention? Have you ordered yet? Men are procrastinators by nature so I'll help you. Click Here to buy now.

So come on, don't be a lamo romeo do something special for her this year and we guarantee you both see sparks, do NOT write us to tell us how it went!


Video and Photography of Fireworks

Posted by skyart
Jan 27 2011

Everybody's doin it! It used to be you had to hire a professional video guy with a high dollar camera to get decent video of your back yard display, and we see the question posed time and time again "How to video fireworks"

Admitedly Fireworks are one of the more difficult subjects to videotape, but with a few quick tips we can get you posting beautiful videos in no time! First, let's discuss equipment. The camera we are using is a not a high dollar, professional piece of equipment you would expect to see on a Hollywood movie set, in fact it's a Panasonic Lumix we paid less than $300.00 for online! These newer, small enough to fit in your pocket cameras are truly amazing and include capabilities such as recording video in high definition at 30 frames per second!

These little cams do a great job right out of the box, however a few easy adjustments and tips that hold true to most video devices when it comes to fireworks will have you shooting like a pro in no time.

(1) Exposure. Turn it down! overexposure can lead to letting way too much light in resulting in washed out colors, or even white out. On the Lumix we set it to -1 and it works great for 90% of fireworks, fountains and strobes being the brightest may require turning it all the way down, while subtle colors such as blues and golds in willows and brocades arent near as bright and will show up better on a higher setting, we just settled on -1 and leave it there.

(2) Focus. Turn it off! The last thing you want your camera doing while getting video of your fireworks is trying to focus. Since the fireworks aren't always there...it struggles to focus on anything and will constantly adjust resulting in a lot of blurred segments. The fix?....turn it off. Simply turn off the cameras auto focus feature.

(3) Tripod. A tripod is a must have tool, holding the camera never looks good as it ends up shaky and missing shots. For consumer fireworks a good rule of thumb is to get at least 300' back, set up on a tripod and this should give you a good field of view catching almost everything from the low ground effects to the highest breaks.

What are you waiting for? Oh ya....dark! Actually when video taping fireworks the colors usually turn out more vivid and crisp right at dusk, as you will see in the video linked below. Notice how sharp the color and clarity is! You too can achieve these results, likely with the digital camera your already using....now buy some fireworks and try it for yourself!

Check out the video here: Click for HD video  Happy shooting!


The move to legalize fireworks in more states.

Posted by skyart
Jan 21 2011

Good news in the USA!

It's looking better and better for firework enthusiasts in more states as legislaters are pushing bills to legalize fireworks, at least at some level! Fireworks are responsibe for some of the fondest memories for many of us from our youth, and today in the United States millions of Americans do not have the freedom to even light a sparkler to celebrate our Nations Birthday, much less fireworks for a wedding, birthday party, graduation or any other celebration...robbing them of some of the memories we take for granted in MOST states.

In the USA New Years eve and Memorial day are second and third behind the 4th of July in holidays celebrated with fireworks, and they are becoming more and more and more popular at weddings, graduations and retirement parties. Organizations like the National Council on Fireworks Safety and the National Fireworks Association are working hard to make sure fireworks are given a fair rap and fighting for re legalization of what once all states were free to enjoy.

Im most recent times Indiana firework lovers were given back full statewide use of aerial fireworks, and business is booming as well as the states tax benefits. Arizona is the most recent to follow the trend, with safe n sane fireworks becoming legal for sale again as of December 1st 2010. I talked to friends in Arizona that said "It was just a good feeling to drive through town and see the tents, it felt like something had been given back to us"

As of this writing, Massachusets, Maine and Rhode Island are all consideing legalization at some level, even if only safe n sane it's a good start! Even NY has a group working to get a bill on the table. With our low cost firework delivery service we're certainly rooting for the day when every US citizen has the choice to once again smell the smoke! If your one of the fortunate ones living in one of the many legal states we hope you'll browse our site and consider a purchase so we can continue to support the organizations fighting for legaization in every state...the way it used to be as depicted in the image below from the Saturday evening post in the 1950's

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The Sky is Falling!

Posted by skyart
Jan 06 2011

Well, things are falling from it anyway. Recent reports from Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana and now even Sweden of freak incidents of birds tumbling from the sky and one of the biggest culprits their blaming it on is.....FIREWORKS!

Wait.....what? Ah yes I remember the days, jumping into the car with Mom and Dad and heading down to the towns fireworks display on the 4th of July and just waiting to see who forgot their helmets and got a beak in the skull first from the blizzard of falling birds!

Sound rediculous? Ok I agree, we all know if humans really wanted to wage war on these pteradactyls we would use fireworks more apt for the job. I remember as a youngster waking up early in the morning and creating a SMOKE SCREEN to disorient the feathered foes. In the younger years I was limited to what Mom and Dad would let me play with and quickly learned I couldn't throw a SNAP POP very far. Soon I discovered that the WHIRLWINDS  had incredible range but I could never get my timing right...GRRRRRR!

As I grew I began getting serious, and tossing HAND GRENADES  as a distraction, then launching ROCKETS  skyward, not once did I so much as ruffle a feather! Hmmm...just doesnt make sense that I dedicated a portion of my life to knockin off a feather and suddenly someone figured out how to drop 5,000 birds in one night with pyro?

Ok, hopefully the story I just told was as rediculous and obviously made up as I feel their blaming the phenomonons on fireworks is. I swear, no birds were harmed in creating this blog, and since it's electronic no trees suffered either!

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