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Feux d'artifice

By Coast
With Bonfire night approaching I felt it was time to dig out the shots I took back in July of this year on Bastille Day. On holiday in Carcasonne I got to see the fabulous firework show over the old cite of Carcasonne.

I would love to know what you think of this as I struggle to create a firework image I can be happy with. Any advice, comments both good and bad are welcome. The second version has added a layer with additional explosions to fill the sky a little more.

Tags: Architecture Digitally manipulated Landscape and travel

Voters: Daisymaye, motorsportpictures, mrswoolybill and 35 more

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Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
4 Nov 2009 4:22PM
Awesome fireworks image. Well captured and worked........Sandy

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4 Nov 2009 4:22PM
Very good, V1 is a stunner.
mrswoolybill Plus
9 985 1499 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2009 4:27PM
I think I prefer V2, it has a more random, less crowded feel. Love the red-hot battlements below.
miptog 11 3.5k 61 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2009 4:30PM
Stunning shot. Prefer V1, but agree with Moria thah the top right is a little crowded. Perhaps just a couple of bursts there.
colmar 9 42 35 Scotland
4 Nov 2009 4:32PM
Stunning image thanks for sharing Colin
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
4 Nov 2009 5:53PM
Looks very good to me Paul. Ron.
Cormy 9 3 England
4 Nov 2009 6:03PM
A wonderful feast of colour.
mudge Plus
14 234 75 England
4 Nov 2009 6:04PM
A very effective manipulation
V1 my preferred version
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
4 Nov 2009 6:22PM
Like version one myself, good foreground interest with that red glow.
No real suggest on firework images I'm afraid.
Regards Richard.
martin.w 14 438 22 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2009 6:33PM
One of the best firework shots I have seen. V1 has my vote too, no advice though....not done any fireworks since my film days! Wink
JouŠo 12 56 Finland
4 Nov 2009 6:35PM
agree with Martin! Superb clarity! Those colours are so good!

snaphotos 7 1 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2009 3:45PM
Love both versions.
Eviscera 10 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2009 7:07PM
Superb , all the light in its place !
LeighRebecca 9 267 10 England
6 Nov 2009 1:10PM
Well done with this. The exposure looks to have been just right.
deavilin 12 341 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2009 12:29PM
Very very impressive, I have played with these but never with such an excellent result absoloutly brilliant Smile

Have a good weekend Paul Smile

SugarDJ 8 1 England
16 Nov 2009 6:01PM
This is a fantastic photo, great shot!

tigertimb 8 40 66 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2010 9:37AM
Great exposure with the fireworks, love the glow of the castle and nicely put together, although on the right it feels like the fireworks are behind the arc of the red glow
gonzalito Plus
6 32 13 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2013 11:32PM

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