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    Fireworks

    Being as it is November and so many people take fireworks photos I thought it might be interesting to start a thread on the subject. I've seen at least one in the November competition so there must be some others that indulge in this too.

    Here's my contribution:
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    Fireworks

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    Re: Fireworks

    Quote Originally Posted by RichB View Post
    Being as it is November and so many people take fireworks photos I thought it might be interesting to start a thread on the subject. I've seen at least one in the November competition so there must be some others that indulge in this too.

    Here's my contribution:
    .. and a very good set it is too Richard.

    I see you set yourself at 18mm on a Canon 550D, f/11 and iso400 for these, with most exposures at 2.5 sec. (one at 30)

    Interestingly, when I tried some the other day, I chose 3 seconds, not so different (it means I got something right at least).

    Cheers,

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    Re: Fireworks

    Nice set of images. I like fireworks pictures that show buildings, trees, people, etc. in the foreground rather than just fireworks against the sky. I have never been so close to a fireworks display that I saw them ignite on the ground. It must have been very impressive.

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    Re: Fireworks

    I agree the reference point of items on the ground looks great.
    We used to have a bonfire and fireworks every year as a child......not any more rules, rules and more rules.

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    Re: Fireworks

    I have to confess from where I was standing I couldn't really see them ignite on the ground, I just got the camera high enough but it was a pretty good display.

    Dave I wouldn't confirm your thoughts on being right with my choices, there's such a thing as the blind leading the blind. My thought process was that I wanted to make sure that the foreground trees and the fireworks were in focus and that everything was a sharp as possible hence f11. I wanted to get as much detail in the smaller firework traces but not blow it to oblivion so ISO400 (trial and error) and around about 3 seconds for most shots as I wanted to get the full trail for each burst. Unfortunately I didn't have a remote release so all shots were taken on a 2s self timer making timing a frustrating game. One thing I've noticed is that it looks fine in the histogram and when I actually get to download the images they can be underexposed so next time I'll be mindful to push it a little further.

    Anyway, someone else must have more pictures to add.

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    Re: Fireworks

    Lovely shots you have taken, i took these last year as we had very heavy rain in Cambridge this year and those i have seen were lost in smoke.

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    Hope you like them.
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    Re: Fireworks

    a few more

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    Much better then my effort and I used 2!
    Well done

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    Last edited by Mick; 9th November 2010 at 01:35 PM.

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    Re: Fireworks

    My contribution

    From Dpreview fireworks challange... 7th place for me


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    Last edited by TARI; 11th November 2010 at 01:54 PM.

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