"Icefire"

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  1. mrsid99

    mrsid99 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    I shot this one a couple of days ago on the 4th.
    It fascinates me somewhat and reminds me of glowing icicles.
    [​IMG]
     
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    manda instigator of pottymouthedness

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    its gorgeous
    like a dark magical spider's web from a fantasy place
    i think the ends of the sparks have magical powers
     
  3. MDowdey

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    nice work!



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    mrsid99 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the kind words folks....I thought it only appealed to me.
     
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    photobug TPF Noob!

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    And so why didn't you submit it to the contest? Huh? Huh?!? :D

    Submit the others. Resistance is futile! :twisted:

    Jim
     
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    mrsid99 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    I did submit one to the contest....it is the bloopers section isn't it?
     
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    photobug TPF Noob!

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    Well, some of mine could be. Maybe we need to vote on a blooper of the month. :lol:

    Jim
     
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    mrsid99 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    I think we will be voting on blooper-of-the-month when you see my submissions!
     
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    Great shot. Timing must have been perfect.
     
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    mrsid99 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Interesting that you mention timing, the trick is to listen for the "thump" as the mortar fires then wait a bit and press the shutter release.
    If you're lucky the shutter opens just before the charge bursts so you catch the full "flowering".
    This is one case where a digital camera comes into its own because you can shoot a bunch, pick out the ones you want and anything you don't doesn't cost anything.
    Also you can see immediately if you're getting it right so you can adjust exposure time and aperture as needed.
    In the few minutes the fireworks display was happening I took 76 exposures and I promise you there was a lot of garbage!
     
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    Darfion Soapbox guru...

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    Really nice pic. Quite unique as in no-one else will have that particular shot.
     
  12. MDowdey

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    thats a great technique, ive never thought of listening before taking the shot!


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