Anyone shoot the Perth Fireworks

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Steve Davies, Jan 27, 2006.

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    Steve Davies Guest

    Hi all,

    Wondering if anyone got any good shots of the Perth Skyshow on Thursday.

    I headed up to Kings Park with camera and tripod ( Pentax *istDS), but
    could not get a good vantage point.

    Need to go earlier next year.

    Must admit it is a steep learning curve but fun.
    Would appreciate any comments on shooting fireworks in general.



    Steve
     
    Steve Davies, Jan 27, 2006
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    Pete D Guest

    Someone posted some on www.shuttertalk.com that look pretty good, I posted
    some there from Canberra that were okay with my *ist DS.
     
    Pete D, Jan 27, 2006
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    ___Someone posted some on www.shuttertalk.com that look pretty good, I posted
    ___some there from Canberra that were okay with my *ist DS.
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    Thanks I will have a look.

    Steve
     
    Steve Davies, Jan 27, 2006
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    corks Guest

    cool another perth "*ist DS user

    i gave the skyshow a miss - too many people and too much aggravation
     
    corks, Jan 28, 2006
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    Steve Davies Guest

    ___cool another perth "*ist DS user
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    ___i gave the skyshow a miss - too many people and too much aggravation


    Wow 2 of us in Perth ( LOL )
    Luckily only a 5 minute walk from home.

    Must admit too many people to get any decent shots.
    Next year may need to get up there early to get a good position.

    But it was a good experience.

    One thing I did notice is that after a 3-4 second exposure it took 5- 7
    seconds to write to the SD Card ( Sandisk Ultra II 1 Gig ).
    This was in JPEG mode highest setting at 6 MPix.

    With normal 1/250 sec exposure write time is fairly quick.

    Something I need to look into



    Steve
     
    Steve Davies, Jan 28, 2006
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    Mike Warren Guest

    Sounds like dark frame subtraction noise reduction, often called
    long exposure noise reduction. There is probably a setting to
    switch it of if you need to.
     
    Mike Warren, Jan 28, 2006
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    Pete D Guest

    Yes there is and for short exposures like that it is not needed, in fact
    anything up to around 30 seconds it should not be needed. If you have a look
    at my shots on www.shuttertalk.com I did not use it and have done only
    minimal post adjustments.
     
    Pete D, Jan 29, 2006
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    Steve Davies Guest

    ___Oppss this is a bit late but here are some of mine ..
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    ___[image: http://users.tpg.com.au/r_huynh/pics/ozday2006/IMG_7225.jpg]
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    ___[image: http://users.tpg.com.au/r_huynh/pics/ozday2006/IMG_7298.jpg]
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    ___[image: http://users.tpg.com.au/r_huynh/pics/ozday2006/IMG_7301.jpg]
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    ___Steve Davies Wrote:
    ___> Hi all,
    ___>
    ___> Wondering if anyone got any good shots of the Perth Skyshow on
    ___> Thursday.


    Thanks for sharing your images.

    I could not get a good vantage point, so hopefully better luck next year.
    Will probably need to get there earlier.As I live 10 minutes walk from
    Kings Park that should not be a problem.
    But it was a learning experience so until January 07 will need other
    diversions.

    Current project is stitching images together so that I can produce an A0
    print. Just need to make the join look seemless.

    Shot three images ( 3000 x 2000 px ) from Kings Park, which span from
    Bankwest Tower around to Old Mill.
    Image is 8000 x 2000 px.
    Using layers in photoshop, along with levels and gradients seems to do a
    reasonable job. But the acid test is when I get them printed.

    Cameraland in Leederville can print for $60


    Either way its all good fun and again thanks for the pics.


    Steve
     
    Steve Davies, Feb 16, 2006
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    Joan Guest

    Not easy, that way, try this:
    http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~mbrown/autostitch/autostitch.html

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    Joan
    http://joan.colley.name:85

    :
    : Current project is stitching images together so that I can produce an A0
    : print. Just need to make the join look seemless.
    :
    : Shot three images ( 3000 x 2000 px ) from Kings Park, which span from
    : Bankwest Tower around to Old Mill.
    : Image is 8000 x 2000 px.
    : Using layers in photoshop, along with levels and gradients seems to do a
    : reasonable job. But the acid test is when I get them printed.
    :
    : Cameraland in Leederville can print for $60
    :
    :
    : Either way its all good fun and again thanks for the pics.
    :
    :
    : Steve
     
    Joan, Feb 17, 2006
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    Steve Davies Guest

    Steve Davies, Feb 18, 2006
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    Joan Guest

    Do you know someone with a PC that you could use to give it a try?

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    Joan
    http://joan.colley.name:85

    :
    : Thanks for that.
    :
    : Had a look before but it is Windows only, and yes I am a Mac user
    :
    : Thanks anyway
    :
    : Steve
     
    Joan, Feb 18, 2006
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