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  • NYE Fireworks display


    G'day all

    No doubt like many others here, I was drawn to the local NYE fireworks display on our local ocean lake and foreshore

    From a photographic point of view, the camera was fighting a strong breeze which made exposures longer than 1/4sec awkward as the streaks in the sky were just too much and the results not worth keeping. All images at ISO-1600, ex-camera JPGs

    1- 1/4-sec x F4,5


    2- F2,8 x 1/30sec (and all below)


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    As always, feedback welcome
    Phil
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    Good results for a windy night Phil. Lots of colours! No close ups?
    We were tucked up in bed while all the fireworks were on. I lost all my fireworks images back in July (bugger!). I have had success with them though. I have an old Excel file on another computer that I kept camera settings in for various scenarios and I note that for fireworks shots I used f/8 - f/16, 2-4 seconds shutter speed and ISO 100. Manual focus multi point - usually to infinity. When I didn't have my tripod I always had the Gorillapod in my bag which is a fantastic bit of kit. I have wrapped it around tree branches, fence posts and even the pillars on my car windows.
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    • #3
      Yeah - thanks Isac

      I have also used similar settings - but with the wind as it was, all the early images just looked like a spagetti-jungle of wobbly streaks and -yuk !

      Phil
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