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Old Jul 5, 2011, 3:49 PM   #1
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Let's share fireworks pictures and maybe techniques. This shot wasn't the most spectacular display, but getting the moon in so clearly was special. Kx, Tamron 18-250, ISO 200, 2 second timer.
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Old Jul 6, 2011, 11:52 PM   #3
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Very nice shot! I didn't see any this year, they are forbidden up here in the mountains and that's strictly enforced. It's very dry and hot now, so all the locals and most visitors (if they have any sense) wouldn't think about sneaking any up here.
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My family and I enjoyed a very nice fireworks show this year, but I did not bring my camera. I hope this isn't cheating, but here's a photo I took three years ago when our son was doing a year-long stint with AmeriCorps in Denver. My wife and I flew out, and we all enjoyed a great baseball game at Coors Field. It was the fourth of July, and after the game, they put on a fabulous fireworks show. I took this photo hand-held with my K100D and the DA 16-45 lens, with my elbows braced on the seatback in front of me. (Thankfully, that seat was occupied by a very friendly and cooperative baseball fan.)
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I like that you got the stadium in. It gives great perspective. What settings did you use?
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Because I was hand holding, I had the camera in shutter priority mode, at 1/15 sec, ISO 800. (I didn't want to push my luck with a slower shutter speed.) The camera chose an aperture of f/4.5.
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Old Jul 10, 2011, 10:02 PM   #7
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Here is a shot from the fireworks at Dorney Park in Allentown, Pa. They always put on a nice show.

If your interested in seeing others from the show. I have a set on my flickr site

http://www.flickr.com/photos/steelma...57627119391328

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Old Jul 11, 2011, 10:20 PM   #8
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Stevie - I really like that one, there's almost a delicate feel to it, very nice.
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