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Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by Bimjo, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Since nobody else has burst the bubble yet I guess I'll start. Post 'em up if ya got 'em!

    5N w/Vivitar 24/2.8, all heavily cropped. Wider views on my blog.

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  2. Bolampau

    Bolampau TalkEmount Veteran

    276
    Apr 22, 2012
    Lincolnshire, England
    Paul
    Thanks Bimjo,
    lovely colours and well taken.
    Cheers,
    Paul
     
  3. lapdog99

    lapdog99 TalkEmount Veteran

    219
    Sep 3, 2011
    Colorado
    nice job, great colors
     
  4. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    Beautiful shots, Bimjo. Some of the nicest I've seen from this 4th!
     
  5. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    That's awesome Bimjo! What your shutter speed?
     
  6. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    wow you did a great job, I did not have the same chance, the show was canceled but I shoot a little bit . Congratulations I love your photos
     
  7. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Thanks guys, I appreciate it. These turned out much better than my last effort several years ago. Wind makes a huge difference and there was none last night.

    Shuuter speed was very variable- I had the camera on bulb and just winged it. Mostly between 1 and 6 seconds, though even the long ones were only 1-1.5 of exposure to the fireworks, the rest was taken up in following the trail as it ascended. The NEX series really needs a wired remote.

    I wish I had taken my Tamron 28-75 with me. I could have used the zoom. Though the Vivitar acquitted itself quite well I think. These are all between 1500 & 1800 pixel crops before resizing, shot in RAW.

    I didn't use the kit lens because I didn't want to futz with trying to focus manually it in the dark. Silly, but there ya go. :)
     
  8. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
  9. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    I have a couple of the infrared remotes, but you can't do a bulb shot with mine. Thanks for the link, I'll check it out.
     
  10. Phoenix

    Phoenix TalkEmount Top Veteran

    859
    Aug 25, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    As with what I said on your blog, very beautiful
     
  11. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Loving the images
     
  12. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Thanks guys, I'm much happier with these than the last ones I took with my K20. Being able to disable the long exposure noise reduction makes a huge difference.
     
  13. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Well, well, well, it appears that my infrared remote does do bulb mode. Press once to open the shutter, press again to close. Cool! I already have 2 of them and they only have 2 buttons. Pretty much idiot proof. That's a good thing. :)
     
  14. nexboy6

    nexboy6 New to TalkEmount

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    Sep 2, 2013
    Sydney Australia
    Bruce
    great pics Bimjo - and thanks to freddytto for the info on the remote, I can order one today and should have it before the end of the week.
    Nexboy6