Independence Day Pictures

MrsH

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Absolutely beautiful pictures!!!!!
 

dominick

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Thanks. That was the first time I had ever tried to photograph fireworks and I learned it's a bit more difficult than I had anticipated. My timing sucked and I kept screwing with camera settings the whole time. Despite myself, I managed to get some decent shots.
 

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Good pics, Tony. Now imagine what you can do next year now that you know what to do when taking pictures of fireworks! :sparkle:

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I don't know. With the long exposure, you still have to take the picture before you know what exactly you're taking the picture of. It's really kind of hit or miss.
 
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Hey Tony... you did get some pretty good pic's!
I can never get pics to turn out good, even a not-moving-object during total day light :( I dunno
 

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Hey Tony... you did get some pretty good pic's!
I can never get pics to turn out good, even a not-moving-object during total day light :( I dunno
There are a lot of variables there. What kind of camera are you using?
...and I'm glad you like the pictures.

That's where new digital photography takes a backseat to the old. With my old camera I could just let the shutter stay open and only close it when the fireworks were over.
There are many higher end digital cameras that allow the use of a remote shutter button and unlimited exposure. I'd go so far as to say most DSLRs can. I'm just using a strictly consumer grade CCD camera that had a lot of neat features for the money, including an incredible zoom for what it is (12x optical). One day I'll get something a little nicer, but I really like this camera. I don't think I'd go (d)SLR just because I like being able to frame the picture using a nice, crisp LCD screen. I think a 3CCD may be next.

Wow! Those are GREAT!
Thanks!
 
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Dave says it's because I can't hold still!
 

dominick

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That could be, I have the same problem. The camera I have now has a good optical image stabilizer; I don't know how I took pictures without it. The long exposure shots require a tripod, though.
 

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Those are GREAT! Where I live, our fireworks look nothing like that. That sounds stupid but they don't. I think my favorite one has a small blue one with a gold waterfall looking one behind it! Beautiful!
 

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