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Day 72: Guy Fawkes Night

discreetphoton > discreetphoton Blog > Day 72: Guy Fawkes Night
05/11/2011 - 11:31 PM



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-dsc5083.jpg Guy Fawkes Night

Fireworks are usually tricky to photograph, although theyíre always great fun to watch. Itís hard to compose images properly, because itís usually impossible to predict where they are going to appear in the sky. I decided to try and include some traffic trails with the ones created by the rockets. Iím not entirely sure that this works, but it was very experimental, as it involved not just covering the shutter for different explosions, but waving my gloved hand around in front of the lens to flag the brighter areas of the scene. As such, the shutter speed given here is largely irrelevant.

A passing bus gave the double-arced trail in the foreground. Iíd have preferred brake lights to headlights, but there wasnít much coming down the road, and these things are pot luck to a degree anyway.

Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm @ 25mm; ISO 320; F/11; 13 seconds. VC off.

Tags: Fireworks, Long exposure, Night, Tamron

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discreetphoton
discreetphoton Site Moderator 93453 forum postsdiscreetphoton vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2011 - 11:38 PM

I have to admit, I felt the pressure to get something good this evening. Rotherham provides a lot of gunpowder, but I can't plan the shoot the way I could in Edinburgh!

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