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Old Jan 6, 2012, 2:35 PM   #1
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Got assigned to cover New Years at our local ski park. They had fire dancers and fire works. Shot the fireworks handheld as it below freezing and I did not want to mess with a tripod. The group shot made the front page of the paper. In order, ISO 6400, 8000 and 3200. Shot in RAW. The Kx just does it.
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Old Jan 6, 2012, 6:50 PM   #2
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Amazing results despite the very difficult lighting conditions!
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Old Jan 6, 2012, 10:48 PM   #3
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Oooh, very cool! I can understand not wanting to mess with a tripod when it's below freezing, though a CF tripod isn't too bad under those conditions. Still takes gloves though. Were the fire dancers local or from somewhere else?
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The fire dancers are a local group who perform at a variety of events. Note the guys with no shirts. It was 28 degrees. The lighting was just the torches.
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Great results, the lighting is spot on

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Wonderful captures!

I tried my hand at fireworks shots at our local ski slope in Maine over the holidays. My finger was so cold I couldn't feel the shutter button and I had gloves on! You did a great job!

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Old Jan 8, 2012, 1:37 PM   #7
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I have these wool gloves where the fingers come off and on. It helps, but man it gets cold. I shot, went to the bon fire, and so on. I shoot the ski races where I ski down to a good gate and stand and sit up on the slopes for hours and that gets reaallly cold. When you get a great shot, it's worth it.
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