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Light up the sky!

By Japes
This was taken during a recent Fireworks Championship at Stanford Hall and was one of many images taken that evening. Whilst the camera settings stayed pretty much the same throughout the event the timing of the shot was a matter of anticipating when the rockets would explode in mid air and this became easier as the competition wore on.

Tags: Fireworks Night photography Specialist and abstract Firework Firework display Fireworks display Stanford hall Fireworks Championship fireworks stanford hall

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tonyguitar Plus
7 77 37 Canada
1 Aug 2016 10:43PM
Outstanding when compared to what we usually get. Your modus operandi is noted for future use. Super fine display. TG

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A superb image.
2 Aug 2016 4:12AM
Superb capture ...
Japes 5 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2016 3:01PM
Thanks guys,

I must emphasise that I shot in RAW as it enabled me to pull out more detail in Lightroom by playing around with the exposure, highlights, shadows, white and black sliders. Final tweaks were a touch of sharpening and just a smidgen of clarity.

I also took a few 10 second exposures but they looked like explosions in a fireworks factory as there was so much going on - spectacular but didn't lend themselves to creating decent images as there were lots of blown highlights that I could do nothing with.
TanyaH Plus
16 1.3k 395 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2016 10:28AM
Fireworks that look like flowers in the sky ... wonderful stuff, Japes Grin

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