I visited this wonderful display at Porthcawl, South Wales, UK last night, apparently they've been having one of these every Tuesday evening throughout the Summer just as it gets dark but I've managed to miss them all, it's all free too
I used the wide end of my 70-200mm zoom but I wish I'd have used my 50mm as I couldn't get all of the big explosions in the frame but as it only lasted for 10 minutes I didn't have time to waste changing lenses.
I manually focused before it got too dark, set my camera to "Bulb" and kept the shutter open long enough to capture a few fireworks before closing it again.
I set an aperture of f11 at first but it was a bit too dark so I opened it up to f8 which looked fine on my LCD, iso was 100.
I turned the camera into the portrait position to get some reflections in the sea as it was coming in around a sandbank.
The horizon isn't meant to be level, the lights are receeding into the distance around the curve of the next beach.
I'll be back there next Tuesday with a black card to place in front of my lens between explosions so I can vary the amount of movement in the bursts, it should be fun.
|Camera:||Nikon D3 Check out Nikon Nation!|
|Lens:||70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8 |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|
|Date Taken:||19 Aug 2014 - 9:40 PM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/2.8|