View Full Version : Fireworks - Massachusetts USA

07-06-2004, 06:52 AM
Well, nobody's done it in this forum yet so..............here are a few fireworks shots I took with my D70, 50mm f/1.8. Wish I had the kit lens on to get a little wider but the show was very short - no time to change lenses. This was my first time photographing fireworks. Comments welcome!


Jake Conner
07-06-2004, 01:20 PM
Those are nice! Send your best few (I recommend 1377, 1405, and 1407) to Jeff (jakeller@pair.com) and he'll put them in this year's fireworks gallery. A couple, namely 1380 and 1391, are a bit overexposed, but this always happens due to the fact that some fireworks are brighter than others, unless you know how the show runs in advance and can compensate.


07-06-2004, 01:42 PM
Thanks Jake. Yes I did send a couple to Jeff. Hopefully he'll publish them.

07-06-2004, 05:52 PM
Wow. Really nice shots in general. Jake mentioned out the best ones, but again, nice job. I didn't get to the fireworks (here in the desert) this year, but maybe next. There's always Disneyland...

07-06-2004, 07:32 PM
Great shots. I shot some two years ago in Worcester with my old A40 but they were no where near as sharp. Didn't have time to get the DReb out this year. Where in MA did you take them?

07-07-2004, 06:38 PM
Thanks everyone for the nice comments! This was my first time shooting fireworks so I was pretty happy with the results. These were shot in Brockton, MA. I was set-up in the baseball field at Brockton High School. The shot of the stadium (Campanelli) is the home of the Brockton Rox. It's right next to Brockton High.

07-07-2004, 11:00 PM
Brockton Rox, heard that they just broke the record for the longest stretch with silent fans...

07-22-2004, 10:07 PM
I am a newbie at all of this. What settings did you use? :)

08-04-2004, 07:21 PM
Thanks! Several of the shots have EXIF data - if EXIF is available just click on the link under the photo. I shot in manual mode/raw - the shutter speed and f/stop varied. I used a wireless remote on a tripod. Most of the shots are not post-processed.