Fireworks

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  1. midget patrol

    midget patrol TPF Noob!

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    This was my first time photographing fireworks. I took all of these shots hand-held because my tripod has mysteriously disappeared in the depths of my room. :lol:

    Let me know what you think; I'm anxious to improve.

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  2. SantosD50

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    I think that the white borders are too thick. Nice shots!!
     
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    Wow, I really like it. I also have some eperiment with firework shot but it's not good enough,, maybe because my camera was good engough.
    What is your Camera, Expose time, iso...
     
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    Nikon D50
    28-80

    Iso = 200 for all
    I believe the exposure time was either 1 or 1.5 seconds for all. Handheld. It was unrecorded and I don't remember.

    1: f5.6, 80mm
    2: f5.3, 70mm
    3: f5.6, 80mm
    4: f5.6, 80mm
     
  5. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Photo 3 is really good.
    1 and 2 show a bit of camera shake (which was to be expected), but you held the camera quite still for 3 and I like that!!! Plus I like the "fractal character" of your pics.
     
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    Again I like these shots, and I think #4 is very well composed! You may consider using a higher ISO setting. You really should dig that tripod out anytime that you’re shooting during the night. Fireworks are not the easiest subject to shoot with a tripod but your results will be superior. You did a great job here with the hand-held and fireworks need not be crystal clear, however the first shot would be more appealing with a sharper shot that can only be achieved with a steady support. :)
     
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    I like #1 best. It's not often you see b/w fireworks shots, but I dig the simplicity on that first one. These are all quite impressive, if you consider that they were taken handheld!

    And, sorry, but I have to agree with Santos about the white framing.
     
  8. midget patrol

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    It's color, actually; not b/w. Although, that's an idea. Here's a b/w version of the first one. I think I might like this better than the original. Well, it's different, for sure:

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    Good to know about the framing. I'll have to work on that. I'm confident taking and editing pictures, not so much in making them presentable. :lol:

    Lafoto, what do you mean by "fractal" in this context?

    Thanks for the kind words. It's good to know I'm on the right track.
     
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    I like the first one. If I stare long enough, I actually feel like I'm flying through outerspace lol.
     
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    lol. What I was ment to say, was; "the first one has a b/w feel over it". :lol: You must think Im blind. :lol:

    And.. Yes, I really like it in greyscale as well, really do.
     
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    I love the third one!!!
     

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