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Fireworks By The Sea - Blackpool UK

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by Bright Angel, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. Bright Angel

    Bright Angel Guest

    A few from last night (Friday) at the World Firework Championships in Blackpool, England.
    Anyone who's not familiar with Blackpool, it's like Las Vegas .... erm without the heat or the glamour :biggrin:




    p100957247-4. p74386766-4.


    Thanks for looking :smile:
    Lots more @ Blackpool
  2. Fantastic Fireworks! WOW:smile:
  3. Bright Angel

    Bright Angel Guest

    Thank you Sir :smile:
  4. Beautiful shots!
  5. Fantastic shots, super colours.

    Blackpool = Las Vegas - hahaha, good one.

    Tell Hercules the donkey, I was asking for him, its been a while since I've been down.
  6. Bright Angel

    Bright Angel Guest

    Thank you both :smile:

    It's been a while since I was in Blackpool.
    Two years ago to be exact and that trip was to see the fireworks.
    There's lots of construction on the sea front, to enhance the sea defences etc.
  7. I always like to see fireworks shots with landscape included and these are very nice. Great job!
  8. rotxlk82


    Jul 20, 2007
    Very impressive, who needs Vegas?
  9. Bright Angel

    Bright Angel Guest

    Thanks guys :smile:

    I agree, Vegas is the poor man's Blackpool :biggrin:
    All beach and no sea view, I bet they cry themselves to sleep at night.


    Apr 30, 2005
    Very nicely done ! It took me a while to realize that #1 was a mirror image. Initially I was saying to myself you Brits need to teach Macys how to shoot Fireworks :) 
  11. Great job. Could you comment a bit on your technique, please?
  12. superb!! I assume #1 is a mirror image in pp?
  13. Bright Angel

    Bright Angel Guest

    Thank you Sir :smile:
    I'm sure Macys spend more on fireworks in the first 30 seconds, that the 20 mins display at Blackpool :wink:

    Thank you :smile:
    I set the camera up a tripod and used a shutter release cable.
    The camera was set to manual focus, f8 and bulb.
    I just guessed the exposure times, I always set the camera to display the image after it's been taken.

    Thank you :smile:
    You're right.
    I cropped the original image.
    Rotated it on it's side, then duplicated it.
    Doubled the canvas size in length.
    Reversed the first image, then copied it to the duplicated image.
  14. Leif


    Feb 12, 2006
    Very nice.
  15. yonders

    yonders Guest

    Excellent snaps; and thanks for the exposure details.
  16. Love 'em!!!! :biggrin:
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