On July 4th, 2021, Domino Sugars iconic orange sign returned to light up the Baltimore skyline with its signature orange glow- I was there to capture it.
After posting up early along the Harbor Point section of Baltimore’s harbor, I set up for my shots of the Domino Sugar refinery and the for what was billed as a light show. Little did I(and many other spectators) know that this “light show” was actually going to be a surprise fireworks show.
Initially, I had my camera set up for what I thought was going to be a laser light show but quickly had to adjust as the fireworks starting ripping into the air. To get my shots, I used a Canon 70D mounted to a tripod with an L bracket. I then set my shutter speed to 30 seconds so my camera could capture a wide range of fireworks explosions.
The last challenge was to get the Domino signs new lights into the composition. This meant I could not move my tripod even the slightest bit during this shoot. Once the moment came and the sign was re-lit, I took five exposures at varying shutter speeds to capture the orange LED sign’s glow.
The photo below is the result of quick thinking and knowing how to adapt to a changing situation. This shot is quickly becoming one of the favorites I’ve taken of the Domino Sugars Sign.
Domino Sugar put on an amazing show.
I was very impressed with their fireworks and the quality of the new sign. It’s great to have this Baltimore icon back in action!
Below are a few more photos from the evening.