Celebrating a Homecoming with Fireworks in Siouxland, Winnebago, NE

13 Aug

Fireworks celebrating the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska 156th Homecoming Powwow in Winnebago, NE Wednesday evening, July 27, 2022. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

I recently attended a few events in Siouxland in Winnebago, NE, the beginning of the homecoming celebration of Chief Little Priest for whom the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska celebrates each year. Plus it was an opportunity to again try out an Olympus OMD camera operation titled Live Composite, where after making a base exposure, the camera continues to record light bursts, the fireworks, until the photographer deems enough light has been captured. The beauty of it is that one can actually see this happening in real time and finish a photo and then try again. Sometimes technology can be very beneficial and for the most part, foolproof without the guess work I would have done in the film days or with other camera system brands.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

Fireworks celebrating the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska 156th Homecoming Powwow in Winnebago, NE Wednesday evening, July 27, 2022. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

Fireworks celebrating the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska 156th Homecoming Powwow in Winnebago, NE Wednesday evening, July 27, 2022. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

Fireworks celebrating the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska 156th Homecoming Powwow in Winnebago, NE Wednesday evening, July 27, 2022. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

Fireworks celebrating the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska 156th Homecoming Powwow in Winnebago, NE Wednesday evening, July 27, 2022. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

5 Responses to “Celebrating a Homecoming with Fireworks in Siouxland, Winnebago, NE”

  1. Elaine Peacock August 13, 2022 at 6:48 pm #

    Hi Jerry! I was delighted to see your picture at adams homestead today! It beautiful!!!! I sang there today at the little brown church!!! Very fun!!

    Hope all is well with you!! Keep up the great work!! God bless you! Elaine Sent from my iPhone

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    • jerrymennenga August 13, 2022 at 7:34 pm #

      Elaine, Hey. So glad to hear from you and so sorry I missed seeing you at Adams. Thank you for the kind words about my work. I only stayed until 11 or so today for the celebration and then went up to Canton where there was a Civil War re-enactment taking place. It’s also happening tomorrow but wanted to get all my shooting done today. There were two gentlemen giving background and historical factoids which was quite informative and to me made the event better than just a lot of gunfire and smoke from the muskets or whatever those rifles are called.

      Am certain your performance today was amazing. I have heard people sing Christmas songs in the church and acoustics are nice. Hope you are well also and having a nice summer. It is ending so soon, but honestly, I won’t be missing the heat and humidity. You take care. jerry

  2. sharonsiconictravelphotographyblog August 15, 2022 at 9:42 pm #

    Nice fireworks shots!

    • jerrymennenga August 15, 2022 at 10:43 pm #

      Thank you. Must admit, live composite with an Olympus camera takes a lot of guess work out of the equation. Technology can be good. SMILE….

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