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Old Jul 5, 2006, 11:38 AM   #1
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DL at 18mm. Tripod with 2 second delayed shutter release. Only a few keepers, but the learning curve is a fun one for an old man.



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Old Jul 5, 2006, 11:40 AM   #2
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Excellent For your First attempt!!
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Don't know about the first attempt, just EXCELLENT!
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Well, with a little encouragement (doesn't take much), I'll post one more. This one illustrates that I was too close to the event, because, even with my 18mm kit lens, I was unable to anticipate the proper location for the burst. . . sometimes they were to the right, other times to the left. I was seldom right on. Next year, I'll try a few different things. Thanks for the looking.

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Old Jul 5, 2006, 3:31 PM   #5
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Yet another excellent Shot! You at least have tried to Do It. I would Be in fear of my camera getting Broken. Just To many kids running around that could trip Over the tripod.
This has already happened at a school funtion while taking pictures of my daughter. luckily I caught the Camera before it hit the ground. And not even a sorry from the Parent of the BRAT that was Told To stay away, by the fore mentioned parent.

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Old Jul 5, 2006, 3:55 PM   #6
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You are right about people (of all ages) running around.We added a cabana for shelter from the wind, and it seemed to help keep the foot traffic away from our area, and fortunately, everyone settled down when the fireworks began. Still, I was anxious the whole evening about the safety of my camera and lens, and I neverknew that a tripod seems SO large in a crowd and seems to stick out SO far. My worry bucket was full. I let my wife and daughter-in-law worry about the safety of the grandchildren, and they each did an admirable job. : )

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Old Jul 5, 2006, 5:40 PM   #7
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Great pictures Dr. C-

can you tell me a little more on how long the exposure was for the first shot.I took over 200 at our big fireworks show on the river and almost all were blurry as I didnt use self timer just kept pressing the shutter - (learning curve is steep:! but did have a tripod for this pic

80mm-f5.6 1/8thISO 800
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Great pictures Dr. C-

can you tell me a little more on how long the exposure was for the first shot.I took over 200 at our big fireworks show on the river and almost all were blurry as I didnt use self timer just kept pressing the shutter - (learning curve is steep:! but did have a tripod for this pic

80mm-f5.6 1/8thISO 800

I used ISO 200, 15 seconds, f16, 18mm. A few were 8 seconds at f11, but I liked these better. Others are posted at http://www.pbase.com/drwindmill/forum, if you want to take a look. Each one has exif info. Perhaps you would to try a cable release, remote, or the delayed release as I did and see if you like the results better. : )

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Thanks for the info . LBA has pushed remote to the bottom of the list but may have to revamp it:-)
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cheaper than a remote

set thespeed to B

hold something black in front of the lens

remove the something occaisionally (grr i need spell check)

this way you get more than one firework per frame

it is hit and miss still

i have an example i did with my old Fuji here

http://johndolphin.net/photos/details.php?image_id=271

it only had a max of 16 seconds though
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