Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
First attempt at Fireworks
Posted By: stormcloud, 11-05-2009, 02:55 PM

Well with a big fireworks display going on for 5th of November, I just couldn't let the opertunity go and though I would take my camera an a tripod along and see what i could capture.

so that i didn't miss enjoying the display i pretty much set the camera up on the tripod set it to manual dialed in an aperture of F8 - shutter speed of about 4 seconds - set the focus to infinity and got out the wireless remote and pushed the button whenever i thought something interesting was going to happen

i did play with the aperture and shutter speed from time to time to experiment and if only i had noticed where i had chosen to setup my camera there was infact some electricity cables over head would have been perfect - but alas i didn't see them in the dark but thankfully they dont impact the images to much

uploaded them to a set on flickr hopefully should be able to see them there if not let me know and will try posting direct links to the indivual images

anyway enjoy!

Fireworks - a set on Flickr
Views: 1,585
11-05-2009, 03:45 PM   #2
Community Manager
Loyal Site Supporter
Ash's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Toowoomba, Queensland
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 23,705
You got them OK. Fireworks without a backdrop/scene gives little sense of scale - that's the only issue for me.

I like this one:
11-05-2009, 04:23 PM   #3
Senior Member
stormcloud's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 232
Original Poster
yeah i can see that but how would you go about getting the background into the images without either blowing out the fireworks themselves or leaving teh shutter open for so long that one photo had half the display all in it?

in a city could probably find something with some lights in the background but it was pitch black on a golf course except for the bonfire and the fireworks - and the fire would have been far to bright on an exposure length suitable for nice firework trails
11-05-2009, 04:26 PM   #4
Veteran Member
res3567's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Houston Tx.
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,876
Graet shot. The one Ash posted look like starfish in the ocean.


  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
aperture, camera, display, fireworks, flickr, images, photo, shutter, time, tripod
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Night Fireworks, first attempt. Stratman Post Your Photos! 1 07-10-2010 08:08 PM
Night Fireworks rwheeler Post Your Photos! 1 07-06-2010 12:14 PM
First attempt Fireworks rwheeler Post Your Photos! 1 08-09-2009 05:07 PM
Fireworks riba Post Your Photos! 1 09-07-2008 09:48 AM
First attempt at shooting fireworks. Pentaxnut Post Your Photos! 5 07-06-2008 03:14 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:39 AM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]