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Old Jul 2, 2004, 11:29 PM   #1
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Did my homeworks tonite, worked those favorite shots taken on July 1st - celebration of Canada Day in Ottawa. These were taken on the Ottawa river shore on the Gatineau side.















I'm very pleased with the results, what do you think ?



Technical notes, these were taken at F/11 (very sharp with the Sigma 12-24 DG HSM), 4 or 5 sec shutter speed, tripod and remote control. ISO 100

Most shots were slightly overexposed for the flares, so what happened in C1 Rebel I reduced EC by -0.50 to -0.75 thus it made a desirable effect : no noise. Layered the lower background (water, parliament hill and so on) at EC +0.25. I had to correct the image a little, since the super wide lens was pointing up to about 30 degree, there was a nasty effect of distortion happening on the horizon. If someone can tell me what's the name of the distortion, I would be happy to know. The distortion is still present, but I believe this is acceptable given the circumstance.

This was my very first attempt at fireworks.

Last note, next time I'll choose this setting :

6 sec exposure, F/13 or F/14, ISO 100

Cheers everyone and comments mostly welcomed
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Old Jul 3, 2004, 12:20 AM   #2
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Very nice pictures, those are fabulous. I also tried taking some fireworks pictures on Canada day with my G3, I got a few good ones, but my timing was slightly off. My best settings were 6-10 sec, f8, ISO 50, ND Filter on.
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Old Jul 3, 2004, 12:56 AM   #3
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Just wow, Eric! These pictures show every bit as much technical ability as the pictures of birds that you post. The colors are awesome. I really like in the second picture how you captured the firing off of the new fireworks as the previous ones were already blossomed out in the air.
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Old Jul 3, 2004, 3:31 AM   #4
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Great firework shots, I think we'll be seeing a few more of these this weekend. :-)
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Old Jul 3, 2004, 9:13 AM   #5
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Nice shots Eric. Helps me out for tomorrow night as far as where to start with the settings on my camera.
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Old Jul 3, 2004, 3:22 PM   #6
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Aaargh! I'm still trying to get bird photos one percent as good as yours and then you post fireworks pictures to die for. Eric, would you please simmer down?:sad:
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Old Jul 3, 2004, 3:29 PM   #7
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Absolute stunners, EricCan!

You really mustvisit the USA on 4July to capturethe fireworks here!
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Old Jul 3, 2004, 4:23 PM   #8
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Wow! Excellent.

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Old Jul 3, 2004, 4:59 PM   #9
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Hi really impressive shots! I like the contrast between the sharpness of the fireworks and the softness of the landscape.
I'm just waiting what you will post after your second try...
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Beautiful.......
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