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Riverfire 2014, Brisbane, Australia.

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by 350duser, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. 350duser

    350duser Mu-43 Veteran

    313
    Sep 26, 2012
    Brisbane, QLD
    Hi All,

    Was invited to a friends place for Riverfire fireworks. Fantastic vantage point! Used the Live comp on the EM1 for the first time and learnt a few things. Thought I would share.

    Set the aperture and comp time with a couple of test shots in A mode to get the background exposed to my liking.

    However needed to play around with the settings during the shoot to compensate for the sheer number of fireworks being set off and the resultant overexposure in certain areas.

    You cannot focus when in live comp mode so focus in another mode (live time is fine)

    Need to anticipate the fireworks much more than when using bulb mode to have the comp mode open only to record the bursts in the sky and avoid the trails.

    Hate the smoke....

    A big delay in between shots as the camera processes the previous shot......very annoying. Any idea if this delay can be reduced?? Would a faster card help??

    Here are some photos from that evening: (CC welcome...still learning and do not get much chance to photograph fireworks)

    Link to the Flickr album:
    https://flic.kr/s/aHsk4mGN2b

    15375407362_db1466a6dd_c. P9270316.jpg by ADK 01, on Flickr


    15189121008_cd2edf0275_c. P9270322.jpg by ADK 01, on Flickr


    15372548891_f7e2e5ac0f_c. P9270418.jpg by ADK 01, on Flickr


    15375431992_9035318e8e_c. P9270565.jpg by ADK 01, on Flickr


    15189061780_1d0e398b1e_c. P9270572.jpg by ADK 01, on Flickr


    15353133516_fec988cb9a_c. P9270583.jpg by ADK 01, on Flickr


    15189547188_a403c46423_c. P9270582.jpg by ADK 01, on Flickr
     
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  2. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    You got some good results with the fireworks. It'd be interesting to see how the new E-M1 firmware does with such scenes.

    It's not quite the same now that the Pigs don't fly, no major afterburner flame and the Hornets just aren't the same.
     
  3. 350duser

    350duser Mu-43 Veteran

    313
    Sep 26, 2012
    Brisbane, QLD
    Thanks Oz Ray.

    These are with the new firmware.

     
  4. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    Australia
    Nice to hear some feedback on the live comp mode. How do you compare it to using the other live modes, like bulb? I missed the fireworks (again) this year :(
     
  5. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    Then it looks like the firmware works. That's pretty cool.
     
  6. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    788
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    Very Nice, I'm a huge fan of fireworks and Live Composite seems to work well, pity it was after the Gunning Firework show I shot

    Cheers
     
  7. 350duser

    350duser Mu-43 Veteran

    313
    Sep 26, 2012
    Brisbane, QLD
    It's a good mode to use once you understand it's quirks. The only negative to me when shooting fireworks is the delay between shots. A minor negative is the overexposure of the area where u have multiple bursts of bright light ( the barges from where they launch the fireworks). For star trails and car trails it should be great.



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  8. PhilS

    PhilS Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 24, 2012
    Brisbane, Australia
    Phil Savory
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  9. 350duser

    350duser Mu-43 Veteran

    313
    Sep 26, 2012
    Brisbane, QLD
    Thanks Phil.

    Great shots Phil. Especially of the Hornet. Amazing to be able to follow it thru a telescope!!
     
  10. PhilS

    PhilS Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 24, 2012
    Brisbane, Australia
    Phil Savory
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