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Were last year's fireworks images Beginner's Luck?

Discussion in 'Night, InfraRed, and UltraViolet Photography' started by Butlerkid, Jun 27, 2018.

  1. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    We shall see! This year's gathering at my neighbor's house across the street is this Saturday!

    Thought I should re-visit the images I got last year.....my first year trying to shoot fireworks! (D810 and 14-24mm lens)

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  2. You got some excellent photos, Karen. I don't see that you need to change anything.
     
  3. The only characteristic we can chalk up to beginner's luck is that the clouds and/or smoke actually enhanced your images when so often they ruin them. The rest we can chalk up to your excellent envisioning, command of the camera system and post-processing.
     
  4. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    LOL! I'd like to believe that! But I remember too much fumbling in the dark.....and that was before we went home! :eek: 
     
  5. Nice. I'v never tried to shot fireworks. Just keep doing what you did last year.
     
  6. Do you remember what your settings were?
     
  7. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    Oh yeah! I've been studying them! LOL! I wasn't shooting wide enough.....about half of these are FULL frame. Exposure was pretty much dead on because I watched my histogram. 2-3 seconds, ISO 125 and f10. You can zoom in to each one of these and the mini explosions are SHARP even @ 100%. I simply auto focused on the first few bursts....then switched the focus to manual so I wouldn't accidentally change it in the dark. And I triggered the camera with a remote.
     
  8. It's apparent that a small, inexpensive flashlight should be added to your bag.
     
  9. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    Had one! Still trying to change lenses in the dark was tough! At least for me!
     
  10. You also need an assistant to hold the flashlight. Assistants in the form of spouses and similarly committed relationships are a lot more expensive than the flashlight in numerous ways, some of which are quantifiable and some of which are not. :ROFLMAO: 
     
  11. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    Yep - Justin finally had to hold the flashlight for me while I wrestled the second lens onto the body. Sounds like you done something like this before! LOL!
     
  12. Wow! What a wonderful set Karen. I love them all.
     
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