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Photographing Fireworks #2997115 07/03/19 03:09 PM
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It is that time of the year.

A tripod is an essential item for fireworks photography. Once you have that the rest isn't too hard, you just need to be a little lucky with your timing. I use a remote trigger but a timer could also work.

The first photo below was taken with an 85mm lens, 9 seconds, f/11 ISO100. Generally my settings are right around these.

[Linked Image]Happy 4th by Mike Martin, on Flickr

With the Canon "Kit" Lens at 44mm f/10 8 seconds ISO320
[Linked Image]IMG_4558 by Mike Martin, on Flickr

Another with the "Kit" lens at 18mm.
[Linked Image]IMG_9961 by Mike Martin, on Flickr

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Re: Fireworks [Re: Mike Martin] #2997119 07/03/19 03:46 PM
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those are incredible, Mike.


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Re: Fireworks [Re: Mike Martin] #2997128 07/03/19 05:14 PM
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thu thu


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Re: Photographing Fireworks [Re: Mike Martin] #2997345 07/05/19 03:56 PM
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A few from last night. My favorite is probably the first one with the crescent moon setting the background.

[Linked Image]Bolingbrook Fireworks by Mike Martin, on Flickr

[Linked Image]Bolingbrook Fireworks by Mike Martin, on Flickr

[Linked Image]Fireworks by Mike Martin, on Flickr

Re: Photographing Fireworks [Re: Mike Martin] #2997362 07/05/19 05:16 PM
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You've gotta let us use one of those with the new logo embedded for the MPN press release.

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Re: Photographing Fireworks [Re: Mike Martin] #2997371 07/05/19 06:23 PM
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Those look great, Mike. I think stopping down helped them greatly, not having too much glow.

Re: Photographing Fireworks [Re: KenElevenShadows] #2997441 07/06/19 05:10 AM
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what I find unique to me about these excellent photos are the inclusion of trees in the shots. I have only witnessed fireworks in cities (I don't get out much). Buildings, yes. Trees, not so much. smile


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Plus, old gear has a story. I like that.
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Great stuff as always, Mike!

Here's one from the hills of a small southwestern Pennsylvania river town

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3rd Street Fireworks by Rich Pantaleo, on Flickr

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Cool!!

Re: Photographing Fireworks [Re: Mike Martin] #2997605 07/07/19 11:27 PM
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I love the small town in the foreground, Rich!


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Originally Posted by Joe Muscara
I love the small town in the foreground, Rich!


as do I, similiar to my comment on the trees in an earlier post. Different perspectives than what I have seen for most of my life.


A reason why I collect old keyboards is that I feel partly responsible for doing it, responsible for preserving history and being a custodian for these things
Plus, old gear has a story. I like that.
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Such wonderful photos... They are really great!

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Originally Posted by davedoerfler
Originally Posted by Joe Muscara
I love the small town in the foreground, Rich!


as do I, similiar to my comment on the trees in an earlier post. Different perspectives than what I have seen for most of my life.

Thanks guys! Last year my location of choice did not work out at all, so I'm glad I found a nice spot to shoot from this time!


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