Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Annika1980, Jun 20, 2004.

  1. Annika1980

    Annika1980 Guest

    Since it's Father's Day here's a pic of some pops that I took last night.


    I call it "Poppies" cause it looks like a field of electric flowers.
    Cool, huh?

    -Annika -----> Patti Smith fan from way back
    Annika1980, Jun 20, 2004
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    TP Guest

    A delightful shot, Bret. What was the shutter speed?
    TP, Jun 20, 2004
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Neat shot, esp on the right.

    The far left explosion looks like it was pasted in ... the top of
    it is cropped... is this a composite image?

    Fireworks are usually best with 'context' (river, city,
    bridge) in them.
    Alan Browne, Jun 20, 2004
  4. Annika1980

    Annika1980 Guest

    From: TP
    Well it's a composite from many photos, but they ranged from 1 second to 4
    seconds @ f/8, ISO 100.
    Annika1980, Jun 20, 2004
  5. Annika1980

    Annika1980 Guest

    From: Alan Browne
    Yeah, lots of different images pasted together. Even some of the "stems" were
    imported. Good catch on the cropped top on the left. I thought about fixing
    it, but didn't think anyone would notice.
    Annika1980, Jun 20, 2004
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    Alan Browne Guest

    ....just sorta caught my eye...

    When I do fireworks I do it in "B" with a cable release and just
    hold the shutter open. (f/8 or f/11). Block the lens with a
    piece of cardboard (a ballcap is a better way) and wait for a
    shot to go up... just before it explodes, uncover the lens, after
    a few seconds cover again... if you 'map' your field of view
    well, you know which shots will fall into 'unoccupied' space ...
    two or three seperate explosions can be caught this way in one
    image... then advance to next frame.

    If overdone, you get

    Another technique is to shoot half a roll with something in a
    corner of the frame (say a full moon), rewind to frame 1 and
    shoot again with the fireworks in the unused space.

    Montreal fireworks competition began last week and lasts through
    end of July. I have a place scouted with a bridge in BG, just
    waiting for a warm, clear evening with the wind blowing from SE.

    Alan Browne, Jun 20, 2004
  7. Annika1980

    TP Guest

    I couldn't see the join ... composite or no, it is a work of art.
    TP, Jun 20, 2004
  8. SNIP
    Just layer them in Photoshop, Blending mode set to "Lighten".

    Bart van der Wolf, Jun 20, 2004
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