First attempt at fireworks

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  1. dezmaas

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    Here are a couple of shots I took at New Year. They are not very good, but they are my first attempt. It was basically pot luck as there were fireworks going off in all directions.


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    Pretty neat. The tree is probably a personal thing whether to love or hate it...

    I personally think it's ok in the first one...don't like it in the second.

    But you have the technique down...
     
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    Good job for your first attempt. My first attempt at shooting fireworks did not work at all. I do like the tree shape of the fireworks and how they fill a lot of the frame.

    Just a suggestion: next time try decreasing your shutter speed so you capture more light from the fireworks. Also, try not to shoot with a tree right behind the fireworks; it's a little distracting (if you look closely).

    Besides those suggestions (which are only my opinions), I think you did a great job.
     
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    Thanks for the comments
     
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    Hey, I've only had my D-SLR for a short time. I would be interested in the settings you used...
     
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    Hi DadOf2,

    The shutter speed was 4 seconds and the aperture was f/11. Be sure to use a tripod or the image will just be a blur at that shutter speed.
     
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    Thanks dezmaas,
    We don't get fireworks around here much until summer time but that gives me a good place to start when time comes.

    Thanks again...
     
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    No problem!

    Good luck!!
     

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