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Old Jun 30, 2005, 9:14 AM   #1
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I was mildly successful for the first time. Mildly because I got very few shots butI am better prepared for future firworks.

Shutter speed: 3.5 sec
Aperture: f/11.0
Zoom (Focal length): 222mm (equiv.)
Exposure bias: +0.0 EV
Original image size: 3008 x 2008 Pixels
Flash used: No
Date taken: 29 June, 2005
Time taken: 10:16 PM
Camera make: PENTAX Corporation
Camera model: PENTAX *ist D

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Old Jun 30, 2005, 10:32 AM   #2
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Nice shot. I thought there might be some camera shake but decided it is just the way the elements of the rockets are burning. If you shot this in manual, I would recommend the same shutter time but change the aperture from f11 to f16. I think this would give a sharper image and darken it a bit. It would also show the colors better. If you shot in auto, dial in about -1.0 exposure compensation.

You can really see the smoke in the air. There is no way to eliminate that in a photo. That is why it is best to shoot early in the show.

If you have more opportunities between now and July 4th, try some more. Remember, if the picture is a little dark, it can be fixed on the computer, but if it is overexposed, there is little that can be done.

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Old Jun 30, 2005, 10:45 AM   #3
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Thanks Cal, really appreciate your feedback.

It was taken on the B setting rather than M. I should have closed it down but, truth be told I am still getting used to all the buttons. Not anexcuse I know.

Unfortunately no other local displays but, if things go as planned will be doing much practising on a business trip to Europe at the end of July - and they got plenty of Fireworks there.

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Old Jun 30, 2005, 11:32 AM   #4
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Nice fireworks, you got a lot of action going on in one shot, well done. I have yet to try a shot of fireworks seems to me it would be quite challenging, hopefully I can try it this weekend.

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Old Jun 30, 2005, 12:11 PM   #5
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Looks very much like some of my attempts. Practice is defintely on the books for me.

Aloah and thanks for sharing.
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