Many people like to end their day at the State Fair watching the fireworks over the midway. Some even bring cameras to capture the moment.
Photographers who want to capture fireworks at night will want to know that the fireworks are being shot from a new location this year. Instead of being shot from the small island on the pond, the fireworks are now going off on property on Trinity Road.
For perspective on the new site, if you pretend you were looking at a clock in the direction of the old location of the fireworks and the time was noon, the new location would be at about 12:15.
We checked out a couple of locations on Thursday night to try to offer suggestions on great places to take photos. Here are some spots to consider.
In the midway area behind the Scott Building. The gondola wheel that is set up parallel to Trinity Road provides nice height and also allows photographers to capture what is recognized as one of the iconic symbols of the fair. If the gondola wheel is moving, it also creates a nice swirl of colors.
Another potential site is the Dorton-side entrance to the new midway. Near the bottom of the hill, the swings and the drop tower ride provide bright points of reference.
As we discover more good sites for setting up for fireworks photos we will share those with you. If you have found a good spot on the fairgrounds to take photos of the fireworks, please share.