D800e Fireworks Snaps

Started Jul 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
NeilJones
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Re: D800e Fireworks Snaps
In reply to wasserball, Jul 11, 2012

Sorry, but these are nothing compared to original OP.

Not sure why you stuck your boring ones in his thread?

wasserball wrote:

Joe Josephs wrote:

Shot from my roof 30-40 blocks north of the action. The angle is not the 'money shot' of the Hudson lit up but rather a view over Manhattan rooftops.

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D800e, Gitzo legs, RRS B55 head and Nikon 70-300 VR II (VR off).
Full set with EXIF aailable at:
http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/23987385_h9znQf# !i=1946998779&k=L88GvP3
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I'm not familiar with smugmug to view the EXIF. First, with the buildings in front gives a good perspective of how big the fireworks are. I've shot a lot of fireworks without buildings and other landmarks and they came out boring. So, it's not a bad thing with buildings in the scenes. What I noticed is that the building seems to be out of focus, or you handheld the camera, which you did not. So, I assume that your f-stop wide or nearly wide open? I had a lot of luck with ISO 200 (Nikon base), f8-f16, 1-5 sec exposure. PP with Picasa 3 cranking up the "shadow" to make the sky darker without reducing the brightness of the fireworks. Two attached without buildings. They don't really tell a story.

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Shoot like it's your last day..

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