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Critique 2018 Fireworks - new images

Discussion in 'Night, InfraRed, and UltraViolet Photography' started by Butlerkid, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    Our neighbor held his annual BBQ and fireworks party last Saturday.

    Here are a few of the images I captured. The full gallery can be viewed HERE.

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  2. You're very lucky to have a neighbor who hosts such an extravaganza and your neighbor is lucky to have someone who can photograph the fireworks so well. Thoroughly enjoyable!
     
  3. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    Thanks, Mike. Apparently you are my only fan! LOL!
     
  4. You have at least one fan in Idaho. #4 is great. And in #8, those 6 vertical yellowish trails look like grain stalks :)  Nice work Karen.
     
  5. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    Thanks, Nick!

    A few more...

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  6. Make that 2 fans in Idaho. Really like #2 (reminded me of wheat), #4 (dandelions) and #6, #8 and #9. Beautiful set Karen.
     
  7. That last one is my favorite because of the combination of detail and the pervasive beige tones in the fireworks makes the explosion seem so elegant and sophisticated.
     
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  8. sonuj2

    sonuj2

    May 11, 2006
    Naperville, IL
    I like 2, 3, 7 & 9 for their simple composition.
     
  9. Well done, Karen. You got some very interesting patterns.

    What was your exposure time?
     
  10. Jeff1

    Jeff1

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    Mar 26, 2017
    Ferndale, WA
    Jeff
    Great series! Jeff
     
  11. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    Thanks, Nick! A friend of mine panned #8 but I liked it!
    woooHOOO! God Bless Idaho! LOL!
    Thanks, Mike!
    Really appreciate the comment!
    Hi, Jim! My shutter speed varied from 1" to 3 " seconds. Effectiveness at any given SS seemed to depend a lot on what type of firework was being photographed....which you don't know when you set the SS and hit trigger the shutter! LOL! If you go to my website and click to view the first image full screen....then look in the lower right corner. Select "i" (Information) and you can view my settings. Then use the right arrow to go through the images one by one and the Information window will update for each image.
    Appreciate it, Jeff!
     
  12. I decided to stick with 3 seconds for all photos, and just tried to click the shutter at the right time. In fact, I gave the camera remote to Mrs. T. and let her click away for a while and walked away looking for a different vantage point. All of the shots seemed to have something interesting, so I decided it's not crucial when the shutter is opened.

    As a Smugmugger, I am familiar with that.
     
  13. AWESOME!......I love #8 you caught the ground twizzlers shooting up, neat results.
     
  14. Well done, must have been an fun evening!
     
  15. These are beautiful, Karen! You met up to the challenge really well!
     
  16. Spectacular, we had some pretty good ones at the beach but not sure they were like this set.
     
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