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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:08 am    Post subject: Fireworks! Reply with quote

Once a year I attempt to remember how to take shots of fireworks, this year with the Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 35-70/3.4. Yep, I was too close Laughing


Fireworks 1 by ManualFocus-G, on Flickr


Fireworks 2 by ManualFocus-G, on Flickr


Fireworks 3 by ManualFocus-G, on Flickr


Fireworks 4 by ManualFocus-G, on Flickr

Smile


PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The last one is my favourite - great capture Graham.


PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

peterqd wrote:
The last one is my favourite - great capture Graham.


+1 !!!


PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orio wrote:
peterqd wrote:
The last one is my favourite - great capture Graham.


+1 !!!


+ 1!!!!! Smile

tf


PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

+ more


patrickh


Glad to see Guy Fawkes is still dead but remembered


PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow !


PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your series is really great, well done!....and for me also the last one is my fav, I love it Smile
I have tried once to take shots of fireworks and it was a disaster Laughing ....


PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

#2 and #4 are fantastic !


PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent photos G. Cool


PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone, really appreciate the positive comments Smile I was very cramped and even tripped up a few people with my tripod ( Laughing ) but fireworks are always a good challenge Smile


PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Graham, I see from the the EXIF that #4 was a 3 second exposure. Can you remember the aperture setting?
Timing is the key to this - do you fire the shutter when you hear the whoosh or when you hear the bang? Smile


PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peter, I was shooting at f/5.6 in shutter priority mode (although manual is the same anyway) and I release the shutter at the moment where I think the rocket(s) is going to explode. That gives a few seconds of explosion to capture, which hopefully produces a nice image without too sharper edges, or weird streaky lines.

You can actually shoot fireworks handheld at high ISO but in my opinion the results aren't as pretty (the longer shutter speed gives a smoother result, much like when shooting the sea at night with a long exposure).


PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never seen similar good shoots , heat off!! I love all of them , simple stunning!


PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent work, Graham!

Fantastic pictures..

Thanks for sharing..

tf


PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

trifox wrote:
Excellent work, Graham!

Fantastic pictures..

Thanks for sharing..

tf


+1
Great technique too!

You are a brave man using a tripod in a crowded area. I will be worried in case of offending someone, especially if there is a risk of tripping someone over!


PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

trifox wrote:
Excellent work, Graham!

Fantastic pictures..

Thanks for sharing..

tf


+2 Bravo!


PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

not only just great pictures.. it also inspiring Smile Thanks