New Year's Eve 2007-2008 Fireworks...

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  1. lextalionis

    lextalionis TPF Noob!

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    My neighbor spent a little bit of money on fireworks so I thought I'd try to capture the "spent" moments :grin:
    Shot with a Canon 30D and Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS lens at 17mm and focus to infinity. ISO 100-125, f/8-11, bulb with average open shutter of 3-6 seconds.

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    thats pretty cool and no smoke? we ususally end up with more smoke than fireworks lol
     
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    15-20mph N-NW winds 6 hours after a cold front blew in made it for a clear and smoke-free night to shoot fireworks. Thanks for the comment.

    -Roy
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    These are nice ones for being privately purchased firework rockets! And I think you chose a good aperture and shutter speed.

    Have you seen my two threads on the two professionally launched firework displays in my play on December 28 and 29, respectively? So far I have "only" created this_thread and this_one but would actually have material for more. I had the aperture set to f22 and usually had shutter speeds of between 4 and 10 seconds (on the second of the two days).
     
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    Awesome shots...I love the last one!
     
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    Again, Texas and fireworks go "hand-in-hand". As they say, everything is bigger in Texas. When we moved from Florida 6 years ago, our first Fourth of July in Texas in our subdivision displayed a firework show better than most public shows we saw in Florida.

    My neighbor spent $390 on his show.

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    these have got to be some of the coolest fireworks shots ive ever seen.. thanks so much for sharing the images and your settings.. now i just need some fireworks to shoot..
     
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    wow those are great, i love the long exposures!
     
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    These are fairly long exposures PLUS wind, I think the wind that blew the little sparkles into one direction is what makes these looking so cool. Like my "Swamp_Grass_In_The_Wind" (Photo 5 in that thread of mine).
     
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    Awesome! Numbers 1 and 5 are my favorite.
     
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    Good job! And thanks for sharing the information on the settings you used. #5 is my fave, with the sparkly bits that look like stars behind the fireworks-burst.
     
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    Yea, I like the last one too...thanks everyone for the comments.

    -Roy
     

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