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Hi All - Friday at last!!!!! (Only one more left this half-term!) Grin

Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks for your support and comments on my images from the Southport Musical Fireworks last weekend.

I was advised by someone (!) to take a few exposures before the fireworks got started to check focus and composition - and ended up with this.

I rather like it, hope you do too - Thanks ever so for getting this far - you might as well opt for LARGE now you're here!!! Wink

26secs @ f11 ISO 160 (no idea why!)

Have a great evening - catch up with you all soon Smile

Cheers!
Fran x

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:Sigma 24-70 @70mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Anticipation
Username:MrsS MrsS
Uploaded:8 Oct 2010 - 5:51 PM
Tags:Architecture, Bridge, Landscape / travel, Light, Millenium bridge, Musical fireworks competition, Night / low light, No fireworks-yet!, Photo journalism, Reflections, Southport, Squarescape©, Water
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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 945 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 6:02 PM

...who needs fireworks with a light display as good as this?
Mike

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tommyld
tommyld e2 Member 3tommyld vcard United Kingdom
8 Oct 2010 - 6:17 PM

Beautiful Image!!!...Great composition and use of light...
REgards
Tom

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 6:20 PM

Wow! my fav' so far in the 'dark' set Fran'.

John Smile

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MrsS
MrsS  74527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 6:27 PM

Thanks Mike, Tom & John Smile

(Mine too, if I'm honest, John!) Wink

Cheers Gents Smile

Fran x

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UBOAT
UBOAT  641 forum posts Scotland
8 Oct 2010 - 7:11 PM

Great picture Fran, Wonderful lighting. Today was my first day of my school Holiday in Scotland.

connor

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sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 7:20 PM

Thought you were going to upload your other 'test shot' TBH Grin

A little 'ordinary' by comparison to your previous uploads and because there's no action in it there's a bit too much of an expanse of bland sky ... obviously composed for the aerial onslaught to come.

Do like the effect of the aperture on the light sources though Smile x

Last Modified By sut68 at 8 Oct 2010 - 7:23 PM

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MrsS
MrsS  74527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 7:23 PM

Thanks Connor & MrS Smile

Appreciate your input, Boss, but it's that effect that makes me like this one so much Smile xxx

Cheers!
Fran x

Last Modified By MrsS at 8 Oct 2010 - 7:24 PM

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 8:44 PM

turned out nice again, what you get when your not even trying

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dathersmith
8 Oct 2010 - 8:44 PM

I like the starburst too Fran, pretty good for a test shot.

Darren.

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8 Oct 2010 - 8:46 PM

I drive past this most days & I've taken it at night. One to put on the list. I hope I do as well as you.

di

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cabbie
cabbie e2 Member 7cabbie vcard United Kingdom
8 Oct 2010 - 8:52 PM

Excellent as always

Bob

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Sue_R
Sue_R e2 Member 8Sue_R vcard Scotland6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 9:34 PM

Impressive! Lovely night time shot.

Sue Smile

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85835 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 10:04 PM

friday it is gal Smile

Looks like our paths will cross at the end of the month, but without meeting...if that makes sense Wink
We leave Inverness on the Thursday morning, as you lot are heading for Davie's.
We were going to pop in and see him, but it transpires he is away for a couple of days.
No doubt taking in some R&R before you all marmalize him Smile.

Would have loved to have been there, but we have to fit things around our Dan's school mid term & football, so we need to be back home sometime on the Friday.

Stopping a few miles south of Newcastle overnight, on the way back.

Anyway...make sure you have a cracking time


Adrian

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tull
tull  11181 forum posts United Kingdom
9 Oct 2010 - 12:12 AM

Makes for a great night time abstract Fran.

Mark.

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bfgstew
bfgstew  7668 forum posts England105 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2010 - 2:21 AM

I have looked at this several times tonight Fran and yes I do like it, well controlled and composed, but I agree with Paul on the expanse of black, maybe a subtle border to differentiate between the E2 black B/G and the nightscape could just balance it up a bit.
Stewart

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2010 - 5:58 AM

A stunning night image, Fran, very well captured. Carol

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MrsS
MrsS  74527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2010 - 9:26 AM

Thanks everyone for your thoughts and for taking the time to comment, really appreciated Smile

Shame we'll be like ships that pass in the night, Adrian.

Certainly willing to give your suggestion a try - better go and find out how to do borders, Stewart! Wink

Cheers All
Fran x

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RTDS
RTDS  5 Cyprus
9 Oct 2010 - 10:34 AM

Superb lowlight capture.
Robert

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2010 - 11:01 AM

Beautifully crisp and clean image, the sky space is inky black, perfect night for fireworks.

Dougie

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MrsS
MrsS  74527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2010 - 12:51 PM

Thanks Robert & Dougie Smile

F x

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RockArea
RockArea e2 Member 7RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2010 - 3:40 PM

I love it! As a throwaway test shot it's a remarkably fine piece of work.

David

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5179 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2010 - 5:27 PM

Really like the simple composition of this one Fran.
Derek

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dtzswallow
5 Nov 2010 - 11:59 AM

I have recently started to learn low light photography. I came across your tips on ephotozine for photographing fireworks, I can't wait to have a go but I'm not getting it. Do you press the shutter again after each exposure? or does the shutter stay open, hence the black card. Hope I don't sound too thick only had my D-SLR a couple of months. Your photos are amazing and very inspirational, if I get the technique I will be thrilled to produce even one on a par with yours. Kind regards

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