Hi everyone, I intended to go out last night to try to photograph the firework display in Paignton but as the rain was pretty heavy I had to cancel my plans ........ So, I have decided to polish this one up (which was taken last year) and post this instead. The scene was taken from Preston beach and includes the pier, beach and buildings lit up on the promenade looking towards the firework display being held in Paignton, hope some of you may like it. : For those of you who may be interested.
The camera was placed on a tripod, shutter speed (or exp time) set between 8 to 15 secs and a piece of black card just big enough to cover the lens. Focus was set around the pier towards the lower left of the image and the viewfinder covered to eliminate stray light entering the camera. The fun starts by releasing the shutter for the first burst of fireworks, then as these die down, cover the lens with the black card, wait for the next burst and so on untill the shutter finally closes. It's not an exact science and a lot of trial with exposure time is needed, this shot was obtained with an exposure time of 8 seconds. Best of luck for any of you who would like to try this out
f/8 8 sec ISO 100 FL 35mm