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E-PL5 vs. Disney Fireworks

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by drd1135, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
  2. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
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  3. Jewood1234

    Jewood1234 Mu-43 Regular

    38
    Dec 8, 2011
    Nicely done

    A challenging environment to shoot in. Especially like #5.
     
  4. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    I should mention these are all at iso 3200. The E-PL5, i.e., the new Sony sensor, is a real treasure in low light.
     
  5. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Wow, these turned out very well. Nicely captured! :thumbup:
     
  6. DL Photo

    DL Photo Mu-43 Veteran

    216
    Nov 15, 2012
    Richmond, BC, Canada
    Dave
    Great pictures. Please share your other settings of the pics. Did you use a tripod?
     
  7. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Your fireworks shots came out better than the ones I shot last month at Epcot! Were you at Disneyland or Disney World? What were your complete settings?

    Mine are so bad I don't even want to post them. I did find that processing through Snapseed's drama and grunge filters makes them interesting and at least presentable. I also did not have a good position to shoot from and that was part of the reason but I also think I had the camera's set wrong.


    I love this shot! It makes the castle look like it was built out of legos!
     
  8. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    DisneyWorld. A tripod was out because I didn't want to tote it around the park all day and if you pixel peep you can see microblur that a tripod would have prevented. I set the camera on manual at f2.5 and 1/25 s. Why? 1/25 is the slowest speed I thought I could handhold and I like to stop the lens down a bit for better performance in the edges and corners. Fireworks tend to take care of themselves, like using a flash, and it's also good to get a little motion blur to make them look right. I could also test the exposure on the castle in the earlier shots. According to the meter, I was 3 stops underexposed. The short answer is quick trial and error and a little luck.
     
  9. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    I think that's exactly what it was. It must be an interesting job designing shows like this. I'm not sure what the CV skill set list would look like.
     
  10. Brian G

    Brian G Mu-43 Veteran

    222
    Nov 16, 2010
    Victoria, BC
    Really nice images, well done.

    Brian
     
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