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    I like the first image best in terms of clarity and structure, but I also like the last two because of how a sliver of the moon is also captured and how well it stands out against the brillance of the fireworks.

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    And...Hooray for the Red, White & Blue

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    Re: Fireworks Last Night

    Thanks for sharing, Chris. Looks like you had a good night.

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    Re: Fireworks Last Night

    Well up to your usual standard there Chris

    Nice series,

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    Re: Fireworks Last Night

    Nice pictures Crhis
    i prefer nr 1 too
    did you use a tripod? what was the aperture and shutter speed?
    thanks!
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    Beautiful shots, Chris. I prefer #1 as well. For me, the silhouette of the pillar in the center makes the biggest difference. Initially, my mind registered it as a person standing there, watching. Then I noticed the water. The warm sunset like tones work well with the lights in the buildings as well.

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    Re: Fireworks Last Night

    Thanks! Tripod, 1 second @ f/11 ISO 400

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    When taken well like these, fireworks give wonderful shots.

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    Re: Fireworks Last Night

    Very nice shots Chris.

    What was it about the scene that helped you decide on using f11 and ISO 400 ?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Fireworks Last Night

    Seemed like a good aperture. That lens seems to focus best at that aperture for moon shots. ISO..just felt like I might need a faster speed...most likely could have stayed at 100 and gone longer on the exposure. First time for shooting fireworks digitally.

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    Re: Fireworks Last Night

    Two more and that's all from me...

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    Re: Fireworks Last Night

    Chris,
    Nice compositions. The one I took are not as nice. They are taken at "The Ballpark in Arlington", home of the Texas Rangers.

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    Re: Fireworks Last Night

    Thats a bunch of great captures Chris. yours too sam .

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    Re: Fireworks Last Night

    I think everyone's fireworks shots were just great...I had fun and had some students join me to learn to shoot...they also had fun and got some great images.

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    Re: Fireworks Last Night

    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Smith View Post
    Chris,
    Nice compositions. The one I took are not as nice. They are taken at "The Ballpark in Arlington", home of the Texas Rangers.

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    I love the colors, Sam. Especially the pink. I love pink.

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    Re: Fireworks Last Night

    wow awesome shots all!

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    Re: Fireworks Last Night

    Thanks Chris. I will experiment a bit more next opportunity. For the Canada Day ones that I took, all were at ISO 100 but f8 and between 1-1.6 secs. Moved around a bit for different angles. The least obstructed were these - definitely not as good as yours or Sams though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Thanks Chris. I will experiment a bit more next opportunity. For the Canada Day ones that I took, all were at ISO 100 but f8 and between 1-1.6 secs. Moved around a bit for different angles. The least obstructed were these - definitely not as good as yours or Sams though.

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    Bobo, #2 is really nice - it's crisp and clear and no smoke. Very nice.

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    Re: Fireworks Last Night

    May i add 1 of my own.Taken 5th November last year.
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    Thanks Mary.

    Yes drifting smoke is always an issue. Thankfully this time most of it was confined to the lower parts like in 1 and 3. So it was either point the camera to a higher angle and have no foreground or ... decisions, decisions...

    Clive - that is a good capture with the smoke complementing the scene. Nice.
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    Excellent additions .

    Sam..Both yours are really good ,the second one is superb, same with yours too Bobo -I particularly like the first one showing the silhouetted onlookers,having them in it adds to it immensely.

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