Words/No Words: Independence Day July 4th, 2010

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by BBW, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    It was a pretty hot day here in New York, as well in most parts of the east and south, midwest...

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    ...but when night fell, the temperature dropped and the fireworks started! I'll leave it to others to post their fireworks shots and more - I hope.:biggrin:
     
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  2. Brian S

    Brian S Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 11, 2009
    4th and 5th, respectively. My friend at our Pool party, and Nikki over a Shirley Temple.

    Leica M8 with 1956 KMZ J-3, at F4 and F1.5 respectively. This lens is modified for close-focus, to 0.8m.

    I'll upload some of the shots my friend took with the M9 and Noctilux of the pool fights. Nikki won. The camera got soaking wet, no problems.
     

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  3. sparklehorse

    sparklehorse Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 4, 2010
    Portland, Oregon
    I have a favorite spot on the riverfront to shoot fireworks. I've had great luck there in the past, but unfortunately they moved the fireworks barge a half mile or more upstream this year. Oh well, got a few good shots of the crowd and the evening skyline:

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    My paltry view of the fireworks:

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    After the show:

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    Gordon
     
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  4. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    May I ask which cameras you used for which photos? That is some view you had even without being able to be right on top of the fireworks!
     
  5. sparklehorse

    sparklehorse Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 4, 2010
    Portland, Oregon
    Hi BBW,
    Sure. One & two are E-P1 w/7-14; three, four & five are GH1 w/14-140, the final three are E-P1 w/20mm.

    Cheers,
    Gordon
     
  6. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Many thanks Gordon - it must be great to have two cameras at the ready.:thumbup: