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Last night we had the 53rd Annual Detroit-Windsor Fireworks show take place. Took the family out as I have been waiting to photograph some firework since I got my camera. The show was over 28 mins in length.

All are shot with a D3100 50mm f/1.8D in between F8-11 in Bulb mode on a Velbon Sherpa 200r tripod. Looking for your honest opinion on these.

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:50.0 mm f/1.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:27 Jun 2011 - 8:17 PM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.7
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1.4sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Detroit-Windsor Firework Display
Username:mswiech mswiech
Uploaded:29 Jun 2011 - 12:30 AM
Tags:General, Landscape / travel, Photo journalism, Specialist / abstract
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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2011 - 12:35 AM

Fireworks are not the easiest subject to get right, but you would appear to have done a sterling job here: very well done, Mike.
Ronnie.

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mswiech
mswiech  3 Canada1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2011 - 1:28 AM

Thanks. All I had was my 50mm, so it was difficult in some of my shots as I was limited in the range. First time out, so I thought I did pretty well.

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shadow18
shadow18  3406 forum posts England
29 Jun 2011 - 4:21 AM

very nice! as Ronnie said, i've realized fireworks are kind of hard to get right, but you've done amazing!!

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Grampy
Grampy  4507 forum posts England71 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2011 - 10:41 AM

I find it a bit static , but how to solve it? I wonder if a much longer exposure continuing after the fireworks have died down would have shown some smoke or clouds lit by the moon (if there was one) as it seems a bit too harsh with the dead black background and the dead sharp fireworks. I's lacking a little romance , in fact it's too good and clinical, it has none of those accidents that happen with firework shots. I hope this helps.
Phill

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom845 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2011 - 5:07 PM

This is a well executed technical image in difficult circumstances. pictorially, it is a pity there were not more varied fireworks in the image to give more variation in colour and structure. Rather out of your control.

Paul

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mswiech
mswiech  3 Canada1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2011 - 10:06 PM

There are others that I have. I will post them up for you to judge on and provide your C&C's.

Cheers

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