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Old Jul 8, 2014, 8:47 PM   #1
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Default 5th of July Fireworks

That's no typo. The little town of Independence , Oregon had fireworks on the 4th and 5th. I was in Salem on the 4th but caught this display on the 5th. This was better in that they often launched multiple fireworks at once. I was closer so I could capture the actual launch at times. They fire from across the river which is pretty cool too.

For the fun of it, this set has some near 100% crops for the sake of a closer look.
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Old Jul 8, 2014, 8:52 PM   #2
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Few more.
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Old Jul 8, 2014, 9:35 PM   #3
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WoW Nice very Nice

thanks for sharing
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Ya'got fireworks down-pat Alan, super good for these photos.
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I agree with Bob, very nicely done.
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Really good fireworks captures. Excellent colors, with good compositions and shot selection. Well done.

(Living in Florida, I shot fireworks a lot, as we have them year round. But I have a different technique and do not use a tripod.)
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Really good fireworks captures. Excellent colors, with good compositions and shot selection. Well done.

(Living in Florida, I shot fireworks a lot, as we have them year round. But I have a different technique and do not use a tripod.)
Thanks Steven. You should post a few of yours. I'd like to see them.
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You had a lot of fun. Several of those are were neat to look at the random detail and that last one with overview of the whole scene is really well executed. You were really working it to get all these in, or were you using multiple bodies?
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Just two bodies. Mine and the E-M1 sporting the 12-40. As mentioned in the 4th of July thread, there a minor element of timing but it's mostly a matter of depressing the shutter as soon on the previous photo finishes writing. All of these started PP in Lightroom then usually applied Tonal Contrast in Color Efex Pro or Protect Highlights in Topaz Detail. Sometimes both. Either one seemed to make the sky blacker without hurting the firework detail. In fact they usually improved the firework detail. I just play until I like the result or decide it's a loser.
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Thanks everyone for the comments.
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