Friday Night Fireworks

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  1. benlonghair

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    So it was a great night for fireworks, and I have a great spot to watch them in Killingly, CT. Here's a couple of shots I got. They are both full frame, uncropped. The bright glow is the guys setting them off and the lines in the bottom are cars going by on the highway.

    Taken with a tripod, bulb setting and a remote.

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    (Looks better on black.)

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    (Looks better on black.)
     
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    i like these, but i wish the shutter speed wasn't as long, especially for the first one. at first glance i thought it was OOF. i like the way the blue firework in the second came out. ut the gold sparkly ones don't look good with such a long exposure. try again tonight with a different shutter speed
     
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    Shutter speed's got very little to do with it. The aperture is what controls the exposure of the fireworks. The first one is a 7.8 @ f/5.6 sec exposure, and the second one is 5.9 @ f/6.3. (The only thing shutter speed effects in these photos is the background's exposure, which is just how I wanted it.)

    And really, there was no exposure, just me opening and closing the shutter with my remote. Both captured what I wanted them to capture, the full extent of at least one of the shells in the shot.

    Last year I had problems with getting half an explosion. This year was better.

    If you look at the original shot (huge file) it's in focus.
     
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    I like them, not as much as the lady who posted hers but still, I like them

    The blue one is cool in the second and I love the glow from them setting them off

    cheers.
     
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    a longer shutter speed is what's capturing the motion.
     

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