D3 does Fireworks...

Discussion in 'Nikon DX DSLR' started by SMH77, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. SMH77

    SMH77

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    Feb 11, 2006
    Illinois
    ...Right in my cul-de-sac! :biggrin:

    The neighbors like to put on a show for the fourth, so I did my part to capture the excitement for them...

    Enjoy.

    (All taken with a D3 at ISO200, 14-24 lens, ~25sec exposures at f/8 - f/11).

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    Sean
     
  2. yamo

    yamo

    Jun 28, 2007
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Sean,

    Greetings... Thanks for posting the fireworks! Our area is experiencing wildfires, so fireworks were banned... so seeing your photos is the closest I've been to seeing fireworks this year.

    Great detail on the small sparks. Cool. Dude.

    Cheers,

    -Yamo-
     
  3. sean
    these came out great
    excellent captures.. well-executed

    thanks for sharing them with us
     
  4. Sean,

    What focal length/s were these shot at? The houses seem rather distorted on my screen. Lens tilt?
     
  5. rjlichtman

    rjlichtman

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    Apr 17, 2008
    Michigan
    Nice

    Nice shots! What lens and what shutter speed were you using. I guess what ISO, too?

    --bob
     
  6. gaopa

    gaopa

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    Jun 30, 2006
    NE Georgia
    Nice job, Sean.... great fireworks photos! Cheers, Bill P.
     
  7. SMH77

    SMH77

    746
    Feb 11, 2006
    Illinois
    Thanks Yamo. I'll post a crop of some of the actual explosions to show just how much detail was captured. The D3 did a great job...

    Sean

    Thanks Greg! :smile:

    Yes, the houses are very distorted--but they were at the edge of the frame at 15-16mm on the 14-24 (shot mostly at f/8 to get a long enough exposure for the fireworks).

    Thanks Bob. I used the Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 on the D3, set to Manual exposure mode. I typically had a 20 - 30 second exposure dialed in at ISO200.


    Sean
     
  8. Some great captures
     
  9. was that a $200 mega box of fun or what

    looks good