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07-29-2015, 09:08 AM - 6 Likes   #3481
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Really nice!
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Heading to Denali National Park this weeknd, rented a DA*60-250 for the trip. Hope the critters come out!

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I used my DA* 16-50 to do fireworks tonight... This is my 1st attempts at fireworks with a tripod... very happy with the results !



L'international des feux Loto-Québec / Montreal Fireworks Festival - La France
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Nice shooting of the fireworks!
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You really got some beautiful shots!
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Looks great!

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QuoteOriginally posted by mattb123 Quote
Looks great!
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You really got some beautiful shots!
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Nice shooting of the fireworks!
Thanks guys...
next time (next year because it was the last representation for 2015) i will try to find a better spot with better perspective...

we can go by foot on the bridge near by, but i suspect there would be too much vibrations for long exposures
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The venue I have been shooting a lot of outdoor concert photos at has these wagon rides for kids. I like shooting the scene with the wagon but have never taken a ride. Last night a couple of ladies who are old friends pretty much kidnapped me for a wagon ride. So I continued to shoot for some different perspectives I don't normally get.
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Matt, you make even a slow moving wagon ride seem dynamic and exciting.
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Matt, you make even a slow moving wagon ride seem dynamic and exciting.
Thanks!

Tonight at that same venue Juice Newton played. She's got a better voice than I realized. Amazing!
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Great fireworks shots!
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Thanks guys...
next time (next year because it was the last representation for 2015) i will try to find a better spot with better perspective...

we can go by foot on the bridge near by, but i suspect there would be too much vibrations for long exposures
Just make sure when relocating that you keep something besides fireworks in the shot, unless you just want them for the hell of it and Facebook likes or something. Fireworks shots are much better (or at least, more distinct and, so I'm told, salable) if you can identify where they were taken at and have some interesting foreground.

A nice technique is just getting your exposure and location figured out, setting up the tripod pointing where you want, getting a couple verifying shots, and then using the intervalometer on the camera to take the rest for you... like ISO 100, F8, 10 second exposure every 12 seconds (2 seconds for the file to finish writing). then you can sit back and enjoy the fireworks with the Mark 1 Limited Eyeballs while still getting the shots you want.
(edit: Just be sure you actually start the camera taking pictures. This year I used the mode that starts at a specific time for the first time, instead of the "start now", and didn't realize you still had to hit the shutter release once in advance or it wouldn't try to take any photos at the designated time. Probably a good idea to practice with it before using it for a big fireworks show. Maybe test it while light painting with a laser pointer in a dark room.)
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