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  1. ronlane

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    It's that time of year again. You guys need to brush up on your settings.

    From tonights Fire Departments fireworks show.

    MFFireworks - 0007 -Edit.jpg

    MFFireworks - 0025 -Edit.jpg

    MFFireworks - 0043 -Edit.jpg

    MFFireworks - 0082 -Edit.jpg

    Okay, yes these are all composites.


     
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    Oooooooooh.

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!
     
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    No sound? :allteeth:
     
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    Nice! Unfortunately all fireworks shows around here are canceled as they don’t want to do anything that will encourage large crowds of people.

    Why composites? What settings did you use? I had some success last year with single exposure shots for fireworks but would love to learn something new.
     
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    Thanks.

    Sorry about that.. BOOM! how's that?

    Thanks Sharon. For these I was using f/11, 4 seconds at ISO 100. I have a MIOPS trigger that I put in lightening mode, so after getting focus, I can sit back and relax and let the camera work. No having to trigger it and I can enjoy the show too. Using this method, I get a good variety of shots. For me, it is better than bulb mode.

    I choose to composite 3-5 images together to give the image a full look. I try not to get it to be too blown out as I almost did on the first and last ones above. To me a single image can be nice but can have a little too much deadspace in the image. This one isn't a great example but here are the 3 images I used to composite #1 above. (Using the exact same processing in both LR and PS)

    MFFireworks - 0007 -Edit-2.jpg

    MFFireworks - 0012 -Edit.jpg

    MFFireworks - 0013 -Edit.jpg
     
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    Awesome images!
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    Nicely done, sir.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I like the idea of being able to watch the show without worrying about shooting.
     
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    @ronlane I must be doing something wrong. Whenever I go to a longer exposure time, my streaks tend to get fuzzy and bloated. Not like the nice tight lines you have. :apologetic:
     
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    Try a levels layer and move the blacks to the right a little bit. I am focusing on something in the distance to get to infinity and then leaving it on manual focus.
     
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    Kinda resembles a peaceful protest.

    Real nice set.
     
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