4th of July fireworks

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  1. plastii

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    Hi.

    Here are some shoots I took on Friday. This was my first time shooting fireworks so please be gentle :)

    My setup:
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    Nikon 18-55 3.5-5.6
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    F11, Bulb mode. I used piece of board to cover the lens

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    A very nice series of images here. Number five is my favorite though. For your first time, I think you did a very nice job with these.
     
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    love #5!
     
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    Very nice - much better than mine turned out!

    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Very nice !

    Very clean and vibrant
     
  6. plastii

    plastii TPF Noob!

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    Thanks guys. I missed few good ones, because I was trying to "adjust" my equipment.
     
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    You used a piece of board to cover the lens? I'm confused? What do you mean by that?

    Also to those who have done more of these... would a wider aperature yield a different result? These are very similar to some I took recently where the lines seem pretty thin and sharp... but is that what is "expected" in these?

    It's an interesting effect, but I compare them to some I took eons ago where I had a wide open aperature and got a very different look... a look that I felt was actually better/preferable.

    What is generally considered the preferred method for taking these?
     
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    Since I used BULB mode I had to use a paper board to cover my lens between bursts. I didn't want to overexpose the shots by keeping the lens open for such a long time.
     
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    some of the cleanest firework images I have seen. Did you clean up the sky?
     
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    I think #1 is the best.
     
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    Oh hey... neat idea. Cool. Thanks for clarifying.
     
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    Thanks for the comments guys. I appreciate it.
     

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