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Featured Fireworks on Grapevine Lake, Texas

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by firemist, Jun 16, 2018.

  1. firemist

    firemist TalkEmount Veteran

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    Dec 4, 2015
    Every year, a town near me shoots off fireworks each Friday night during the summer. Here's a few from last night. Sony A7ii, CV75mm/f1.8 Heliar, 2-stop ND filter, 13 sec at f11 ISO 100. (Incandescent WB also).

    Grapevine Fireworks 2018-3. Grapevine Fireworks 2018-4. Grapevine Fireworks 2018-10. Grapevine Fireworks 2018-18. Grapevine Fireworks 2018-19.
     
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  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Well done :) 
     
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  3. firemist

    firemist TalkEmount Veteran

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    Dec 4, 2015
    Thanks Dave!
     
  4. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    I like the results from setting to Incand. WB!
     
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  5. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Beautiful results!!!
     
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  6. firemist

    firemist TalkEmount Veteran

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    Dec 4, 2015
    OK, one more, cropped.

    Fireworks-1.
     
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  7. christilou

    christilou TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Nov 26, 2012
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    Christina
    These are great I've yet to succeed with photographing fireworks!
     
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  8. firemist

    firemist TalkEmount Veteran

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    Dec 4, 2015
    If it helps, I was at ISO 100; f11; about 10 sec*; Tungsten WB; and a 2-stop (Cokin 4ND) ND filter. Lens was my Voigtlander 75mm/f1.8 VM lens.

    * I just used a set shutter speed mostly, not Bulb. The A7ii allows 10 sec or 13 sec.

    It's important not to over-expose or the "hot" areas (usually near the center of the exploding firework shell) get washed out.

    I processed these in LR CC Classic, Adobe Color Calibration.

    If you use an autofocus lens, you need to pre-focus at infinity (before sunset) then tape down the lens and switch to manual. Use a remote shutter release.
     
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  9. JudyKeown

    JudyKeown New to TalkEmount

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    Jul 7, 2018
    Beautiful photos! Do you mind sharing your shooting location at the lake? They say Rockledge has the best views, but I wasn't sure. Thank you!!
     
  10. firemist

    firemist TalkEmount Veteran

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    Dec 4, 2015
    Judy,

    Rockledge Park was where I was. Thanks!

    Peter
     
  11. JudyKeown

    JudyKeown New to TalkEmount

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    Jul 7, 2018
    thank you so very much!!!
     
  12. sven karma

    sven karma TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Oct 5, 2016
    mark evans
    Thanks! It was only last night we realized today was Bastille Day in France and there would be fireworks.
    Not having a tripod just an awkwardly angled balcony ledge, also no ND filters I had to modify a bit. SOOC with a slight bit of Snapseed. A7s, CV 75/2.5 possibly at f16.

    DSC09804-01.
     
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  13. firemist

    firemist TalkEmount Veteran

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    Dec 4, 2015
    Very nice Sven!
     
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  15. bobbill

    bobbill TalkEmount Regular

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    Oct 27, 2017
    Excellent. I am with Christilou...no clue...how did you know how to set up rig? Guessing you do this a lot...a lot lot.

    Still kept the link...I do not do fireworks but you never know.
     
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  16. firemist

    firemist TalkEmount Veteran

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    Dec 4, 2015
    Thanks Bobbill. I've been to that particular location several times (they shoot the fireworks on Friday evenings all through the Summer) so I know what focal length and settings work, through trial and error. I'm far enough away that I can just set the camera on the tripod and don't have to keep adjusting to frame the bursts. Glad you liked my shots!

    Peter
     
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