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Fireworks...

Postby ol' yeller » Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:15 pm

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Re: Fireworks...

Postby ol' yeller » Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:16 pm

I hate how this forum software cuts off the side of the pictures. :hammer:
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Re: Fireworks...

Postby berettaguy17 » Sun Jul 05, 2009 5:55 pm

nice pics :thumbsup:
Why not shoot all 3 shots, they make more shells everyday.
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Re: Fireworks...

Postby REM1100 » Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:29 pm

Those are super nice pics.... well done.

On Canada Day Calgary the city cheaped out on the fireworks.
Anyways this is my first try ever at fireworks pics with a slow telphoto..I should have used the 50mmm f1.7. with tripod and remote and better timing

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Here are some funky hand held shots

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Re: Fireworks...

Postby hamernhonkers » Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:42 pm

Ol yeller very nice pics. Were you shooting with a tripod and release?


I had the camera in the truck and decided to give it a go handheld with a piece of kit glass. Got a couple of ok ones but I forgot to set the white balance down to 3500 and had the ISO to high but I guess it is all live and learn :smile:

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Re: Fireworks...

Postby REM1100 » Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:27 am

Good try.
You have better qualifty fireworks to play with.
I guess we need more practice and some research for next year/happenings. I think I need to get closer with a shorter quality lens and proper bulb settings and play with smaller f settings.
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Re: Fireworks...

Postby bones498 » Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:44 am

Here is one of my faves....
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Re: Fireworks...

Postby REM1100 » Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:16 am

Great shot. Everybody has a good try.
Let's see some more pics from others.
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Re: Fireworks...

Postby ol' yeller » Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:32 pm

hamernhonkers wrote:Ol yeller very nice pics. Were you shooting with a tripod and release?

I did use a tripod, but no release. I think that's why some were wavy.
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Re: Fireworks...

Postby hamernhonkers » Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:56 pm

ol' yeller wrote:
hamernhonkers wrote:Ol yeller very nice pics. Were you shooting with a tripod and release?

I did use a tripod, but no release. I think that's why some were wavy.


They still look very good to me.


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That one is just :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Fireworks...

Postby ol' yeller » Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:01 pm

hamernhonkers, thank you. It was my first time taking pictures of fireworks. I'm actually surprised at how well they turned out.

REM1100, I love that first hand held shot. Something about it makes me think of Ghostbusters and crossing the streams. :yes:
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Re: Fireworks...

Postby bones498 » Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:06 pm

Here is one handheld...ISO 400 F 8 @ 1 sec

Thanks Hamernhonkers...I got lucky with the stream of sparks coming from his groin area.
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Re: Fireworks...

Postby REM1100 » Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:43 pm

By the way how long are oyu guys waiting before you pull the trigger.
I was using 3.5 seconds from launch and will likely experiment this week with + OR - 1 sec aound the 3.5 sec.
By the way I just bought a better lenss medium speed shot zoom Sigma 28-105mm f2.8-f4 and will test it this weekend n as they have fireworks every night this week..I was shooting in a heavy rain my first try.
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Re: Fireworks...

Postby ol' yeller » Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:35 am

REM1100 wrote:By the way how long are oyu guys waiting before you pull the trigger.
I was using 3.5 seconds from launch and will likely experiment this week with + OR - 1 sec aound the 3.5 sec.
By the way I just bought a better lenss medium speed shot zoom Sigma 28-105mm f2.8-f4 and will test it this weekend n as they have fireworks every night this week..I was shooting in a heavy rain my first try.

I was gauging by how loud the boom was and how fast the shell was traveling through the air to figure out when I needed to start the shot. I was using exposures anywhere from 2 to 4 seconds and shooting between f/8 and f/12.
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Re: Fireworks...

Postby REM1100 » Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:56 am

Went out for the last show ( the selection of fireworks was still economy) and reset this time.
I used a shorter faster lense 28-105 f2.8-f4 and was shooting about 6 blocks away
Set it up in BULB mode and set to manual focus at infinity and set to M using F8 as a compromise...timing was anywheres from 1-2 secs. I had to adjust the focal length anywheres from 35mm-105mm but the shots were mostly under 50mm, maybe next time I will get closer and try the 50mm f1.7, but that is next year.

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Re: Fireworks...

Postby hunter121390 » Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:32 pm

awsome pics :beer:
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