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OP RoelHendrickx Forum Pro • Posts: 27,737

minniev wrote:

I think it's a pretty good photo of what you wanted to photograph: the two people in the near ground and the crowd in the distance, all watching a fireworks celebration similar to what we've all experienced somewhere/sometime.

It does suffer from a color cast that borders on distracting (because of the streetlights of course).

I've used the "processing" sliders to cool down the image a bit but I did not want to go all the way down, nor to B&W.

And the fireworks themselves might possibly be more interesting with certain settings, though I confess I've never mastered them. The one time I tried to take a real camera to a snazzy fireworks show I got hauled aside by Nashville PD and told it was illegal to photograph fireworks in Nashville (who knew?). My son, ever protective of his mother, almost got himself in serious trouble trying to put forth a legal-ish defense.


Do you shoot with the iPhone's native controls, Roel, or with something else?

I have a whole string of camera-apps on my phone, but use them not very often.

There is one that allows me to control aperture and shutter speed and I trust that one day it will prove useful, but OTOH, when I would be diving into that kind of settings, I would rather use a real camera.

I also have a number of processing apps, and use Snapseed frequently.  The others not so much.

Novelty and special effects apps (like Koloid or Hipstamatic) catch my eye but I fall out of love with them quickly.

The Iphone's native camera app is quite good, both for the actual taking of the shot (switch between the three lenses, control overall brightness, etc).  And it's "magic brush" post-processing is often a good starting point for optimizing visual impact.  I have a number of tweaks I use often.

RoelHendrickx wrote:

I went to photograph the big fireworks at 21.00 hours over the Danube in Budapest, on Szent Istvan Nap (Saint Stephen's Day, the Hungarian national holiday).

Not surprisingly, I found the people more interesting than the pyrotechnics.

(yes, another iphone image)

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