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    I love to blow things up!! These are my first attempts to capture fireworks
    Your C&C is much appreciated

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    Re: July 4th

    If this is your first time doing fireworks then I sure love to see your photographs when you gain more experience.

    Bruce

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    Re: July 4th

    Thanks Bruce. Somebody had posted some basic settings to start with and I went from there. These were shot at a friends party. I was a little bit too close for most of the shots, so I moved to the other side of the pond for the finally (#7)...should have been on that side all along.

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    Re: July 4th

    Nicely done, I like all of them.

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    Great job, Jon! My favorite is #1, but they are all spectacular...

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    Re: July 4th

    Quote Originally Posted by plumcrak View Post
    so I moved to the other side of the pond...should have been on that side all along.
    Jon,

    A bit extreme to come over to England to grab the shot.

    That must have been a hell of a lens

    Seriously though a nice set of shots, No. 4 is my favourite. Always difficult predicting where they will explode and fall.

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    Re: July 4th

    Joe, Susan & Ian, thanks for your comments. Ian, I had to cross the small pond, not the large one

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    Re: July 4th

    Very nice.

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    Good job, Jon. Fireworks are fun to shoot since you don't know exactly what you are going to get.

    Here are three of mine, shot at ISO 100, Bulb, f/18, Canon 1Ds III, EF 35 mm f/1.4L, tripod, RAW, processed in Lightroom and Photoshop. More at:

    http://s1362.photobucket.com/user/pr...?sort=3&page=1

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    Re: July 4th

    Quote Originally Posted by PRSearls View Post
    Good job, Jon. Fireworks are fun to shoot since you don't know exactly what you are going to get.

    Here are three of mine, shot at ISO 100, Bulb, f/18, Canon 1Ds III, EF 35 mm f/1.4L, tripod, RAW, processed in Lightroom and Photoshop. More at:

    http://s1362.photobucket.com/user/pr...?sort=3&page=1

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    Paul, I think you have done this before Nicely done, I hope I can get this quality some day.

    Cheers

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    Re: July 4th

    I was lucky enough to be on top of an apartment building on my first try at fireworks. I just followed some 'how to' from various web pages with nice results.
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    Re: July 4th

    Here's a shot from a local newspaper that shows why location is so important.
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    Re: July 4th

    Good job, guys! Too bad these fireworks displays come only once a year. They're fun subjects to shoot since one gets interesting patterns of light trails and colors. I can feel the craving for a 24 mm wide angle. I can't back up any more at my favorite shooting location (trees).

    Paul S

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    Re: July 4th

    Wow I really enjoyed this thread!

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