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Old Sep 15, 2012, 5:58 PM   #1
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Default Fireworks at Dodgers Stadium (FZ150)

We went to the Dodgers baseball game last night. With only 15 games left in the season, we have very little chance of making it to the World Series, but it was fireworks night! The stadium does not allow tripods, so these are handheld with camera steadied on solid objects like handrail.

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Like 'the wand finds its master' in Harry Potter, FZ150 has found you! Lovely shots, Saly!
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 12:18 AM   #3
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Like 'the wand finds its master' in Harry Potter, FZ150 has found you! Lovely shots, Saly!
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How very true!!! The FZ150 is in the hands of the master!
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I'm a HUGE fan of Harry Potter, so your comments are very special to me! Thank you, wow.
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Cool shots Saly!

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Thanks Jim!
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Saly, would you mind sharing the camera settings on these great shots?
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Carol, I was in M mode with ISO 200, f8.0, and shutter speed at either 1 sec or 1.6 sec. I used the longer shutter speed not so much for the light but to try and capture the fire trails. Before the fireworks started, I estimated my distance to the fireworks and picked a physical location close to that distance and AF'ed on that spot, then immediately switched to MF setting to keep the camera focused on that spot. Then, all I had to do was press the shutter every time a fireworks shot up. I probably should have lowered the EV by -0.66 but I forgot..... I had to darken the exposure a bit afterwards in PP.
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Saly, thanks so much for that information. I'm just amazed at how they turned out, truly beautiful!
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