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Brad
07-05-2008, 10:13 AM
In our small town of Bridgton we had a very nice fireworks display on the 3rd. Pictures are at http://public.fotki.com/bradbradstreet/travels/2008/2008-07-03-fireworks/

One of my favorites is

http://images39.fotki.com/v1226/photos/8/8235/6430851/IMG_3940f-vi.jpg

KD Talbot
07-05-2008, 12:40 PM
Beautiful!

KDT

Charlie
07-05-2008, 07:22 PM
very nice i will check out the others

Acrophobe
07-05-2008, 08:52 PM
I've never been able to photograph fireworks properly. That's a lovely job there. :)

Brad
07-05-2008, 09:48 PM
I've never been able to photograph fireworks properly. That's a lovely job there. :)
I normally watch fireworks from a boat and the options for taking pictures is real limited. Several weekends ago I was with a friend taking pictures at the NC Fairgrounds. In the evening there were fireworks and he showed me a different way of doing it which is great. Still tricky, but it can work well.

Use a tripod

Set the camera to BULB

Use a remote to control the shutter

Set the ISO to 100

We went to f22

Then when a streamer is going up press and hold the remote button to keep the shutter open - release it after the fireworks have burst.

Steve M
07-06-2008, 12:16 AM
Thats awesome, I will have to try that. Very nice, you will have to enter that one in a fotki contest as well!:)

Brad
07-06-2008, 06:28 AM
A couple of other things.

Switch to manual focus at infinity

I use a wide angle lens to get more than I want - but it covers the bursts as they end up in different spots. then I can crop to picture the way I want. With the ISO of 100 you can crop and still have reasonable quality even though it is "low light".

Once I have the camera set I do not look through the viewfinder. I just press the shutter button when I want to start "recording" and watch just standing beside the camera and tripod.

Charlie
07-06-2008, 11:50 AM
that is a little much camera talk for me but it is good you know what your doing and all the fire works look great

Brad
07-06-2008, 12:34 PM
Thats awesome, I will have to try that. Very nice, you will have to enter that one in a fotki contest as well!:)
I did enter it in the weekly contest.

Charlie
07-06-2008, 03:28 PM
i hope it wasn't in the one i entered in or im a looser for sure :eek:

Caffeine Addict
07-06-2008, 06:19 PM
awesome pics brad just awesome