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Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Promit, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
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    Promit Roy
    Hey, why not? It's the night for it after all. I'm rather new to this but it seems like I got some decent shots. All OOC JPEGS because I am just that lazy.
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  2. pxpaulx

    pxpaulx Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
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    Great thing about fireworks is the learning curve is pretty quick. I just took almost 100 myself, all you need to do is vary the exposure till you start hitting it, and some keepers will definitely turn out! Great shots there!
  3. Roark

    Roark Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 10, 2011
    Boston, MA
  4. guzziknight

    guzziknight Mu-43 Veteran

    May 18, 2011
    From the Sunday night display in Norcross, GA.




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  5. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
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    Very nice shots both.
  6. travisgreen

    travisgreen New to Mu-43

    Apr 3, 2011
    The sunset set off the yellow signs.
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  7. playak47

    playak47 Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 4, 2010
    Amazing shots. What settings did you use? I was trying long exposure but it was catching all of the action like your shots do.
  8. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
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    Promit Roy
    For mine, my exposures kept getting longer, up to 10s near the end and aperture around 8. I tried ISO 125 and 200, didn't make much difference. Probably the hardest thing was firing the shutter at the right time. You have to click before the forework lights, or you will miss everything.
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  9. guzziknight

    guzziknight Mu-43 Veteran

    May 18, 2011
    I had read a lot before I went to shoot these. Most things I read said that the f-stop would control the brightness of the fireworks, while the shutter would control the length.

    Most of these were shot at f11-16. When I went wider than f11, the fireworks would tun white and lose their color.

    Time wise, I shot at 3s,4s and 6s. I think I could have gone with longer exposures.

    I also shot everything in RAW, and processed it in Lightroom 3 to get the colors I wanted.
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  10. fin azvandi

    fin azvandi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 12, 2011
    Madison, WI
  11. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
  12. PENpal

    PENpal Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
  13. F1L1P

    F1L1P Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 2, 2010
  14. vinay

    vinay Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 18, 2012
    <a href="" title="Untitled by veesah, on Flickr">[​IMG]"800" height="503" alt="Untitled"></a>
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  15. foxtail1

    foxtail1 Science geek & photo nut

    Dec 30, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
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    Can I just in here with a question about shooting fireworks, please?

    I've set up a custom mode for shooting tonight with my G3, following advice in other threads (MF, lens set to infinity, 2 s exposure at f8 — but I'm open to suggestions here too) and I've got my tripod ready. My question is which lens to use. I won't have big scenic vistas, as the fireworks will be shot over a town area of buildings and trees. Options are 14 mm, 14–45 mm, or 45 mm.
  16. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Unfortunately the fireworks are really small here... :(

    Zuiko 50mm f/1.4
  17. Dc5e

    Dc5e Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 15, 2012
    Here are some shots from the Boston July 4th Fireworks. Unfortunately, heavy rain during the fireworks ruined a bunch of shots.


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  18. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
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    I'm posting this one which is actually my favorite shot of the night, even though it IS out of focus. I just like the shapes and the abstract feel of it.

    <a href="" title="Starbursts of Fire by debit72, on Flickr">[​IMG]"500" height="500" alt="Starbursts of Fire"></a>
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  19. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 7, 2010
    Breaking the rules a bit...These were shot with a little Sony TX5 handheld in Fireworks mode. Nothing to brag about, but I was surprised at the results.