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Firework Champions

By Marian
This was taken on Saturday at the Firework Champions Competition, held near my home which was excellent. It gave me an opportunity to practice another skill, which I read up about on this site - taking fireworks. 3 Teams put on a 10 min show, then voting took place by phone to see who won.

I used:-

ISO 100
Bulb and 3 -6 seconds.

What do you think? More images to follow for your comments tomorrow.

Tags: Fireworks Photo journalism General Combermere abbey

Voters: Vivian, MRSbiscuit60, KKmoments and 33 more

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MRSbiscuit60 8 224 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2008 7:36PM
Fantastic, I tried to capture fireworks two weeks ago at a Prom in the Park, very difficult to know where to point the camera. This is great. Trish

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KKmoments 10 12 1 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2008 7:36PM
I love fireworks and have never achieved anything as good as this... lovely 'clear bursts', nice clarity/tones..... great low light shot.
Karen Smile
mikeyjuggler 9 373 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2008 7:40PM
great shot, love the multiple "exposures" of fireworks and how the crowd and abbey are illuminated
jdenman 8 18 5 Spain
11 Aug 2008 7:53PM
Very nice capture, like how the building gives everything some scale.
11 Aug 2008 8:27PM
lovely attemptmwell done
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
11 Aug 2008 8:28PM
Not an easy subject to get right, and this is wonderful with the buildings lit as well
Top shot
ChristineL 11 39 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2008 8:42PM
i think it's great, especialy large,
briliant shot, like it
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1832 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2008 8:51PM
I think you've done extremely well here. Think I'd need a tutorial or two before attempting this, too !! Great energy captured here, very impressive.
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
11 Aug 2008 8:59PM
i must check out the tutorial, this is cracking, clean looking fireworks, and what a great BG
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2008 6:13AM
you managed to capture the display in all its glory

MandsH 9 England
12 Aug 2008 8:32AM
Wow - very striking, lovely colours
Marian 11 62 England
12 Aug 2008 8:35AM
I'm pleased that keeping the Abbey in the foreground has brought positive comments, as I couldn't quite make my mind up what to do.... go for the foreground or the wonderful big bursts in the sky.
Maybe I should have taken some of both, but once the camera was set up in the tripod, I left things as they were.
bayleaf 9 8 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2008 9:23AM
I think it's a lovely clear shot and well composed too.

sunshot 11 24 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2008 11:22AM
WOW this is a awesome capture
well done

12 Aug 2008 12:50PM
Super shot
12 Aug 2008 7:28PM
Well done, great shot. I've yet to have a go at shooting fireworks. Tracey
janet 14 27 England
18 Aug 2008 1:58PM


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