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  1. #61
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    how many seconds was the last exposure set to?
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    I am going to guess 3 seconds, what do you say Elisha?
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    i was guessing around 2 seconds.
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  4. #64
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    shutter set to 1/25
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    Was it a calculated choice to use 1/25th @ISO200 and was it hand held?

  6. #66
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    yes handheld, it was a choice i made, Don had given me a range last time i was shooting fireworks. I did some test shots and felt i was getting the best results around there. the globe was taken the same different aperture but i was happy with the deatail. got a lot of nice shots and some of the globe were overesposed in the bright spots but overall happy with the results.
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  7. #67
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    The thing about shooting fireworks is to get as much action as possible on the one frame and that means recording the "streaks" as well.
    I think you did a pretty good job handholding @1/25th but to progress you need a tripod to increase the shutter times to 1sec and more without camera shake killing the image.
    A black background makes no impression on the sensor so you can leave the shutter open as long as you like and the black will still be black.

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    Cool Flaming disasters

    Smoke and ambient light can affect the background. I get a lot of that from community fireworks where we had them, so there certainly can be a limit to how long you can leave that shutter open. Each shot actually can be different. Longer than 1.5 seconds I find detrimental ... but, sometimes necessary to get much of anything. You get what you get, more often than not.

    You can see it here, with this shot, which is one of my personal favorites:

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    A700 w/ TAMRON 17-50 f/2.8
    EXIF: 17mm - f/5.6 - 2 seconds - ISO-200 - Manual - tripod
    -> CROP

    And here are a couple with the same shutter speed (2 sec.) ... that simply were too long for the display:

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  9. #69
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    Takes some practice (3rd firework outing to get these) and some luck!






    btw, No photoshopping required to put em together
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  10. #70
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    retook this shot...
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