Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Two of my firework photos from Friday night. I took around 30 and only about 4 were any good. It was quite a different thing for me to try using the DSLR and manual settings. There is a bit of camera shake as although I was using a tripod I forgot to check the manual to see if I could use my remote shutter release on bulb setting - I can, but only found out how when I got home and checked the manual!!

I'm also cross that I forgot to adjust my camera angle so as to include the QE2 as well as the waterfront. Oh well...!

8 comments:

artisbliss said...

Lovely photos, Jules. Fireworks are not easy to capture. I think you did well.

Akelamalu said...

Those are fabulous!

JAM said...

These turned out really well though. I remember the bad old days when I would hope to have 2 or 3 really nice shots on a 36 exposure roll of film. I don't really miss that at all, though I still like the different way slide and negative films look vs digital.

Every time I try something new, I mess something up. I forget how to do or set some feature and find it later in the manual. I by-golly learn it then! That's why I couldn't believe my panoramas came out as well as they did. Though I was alone and took my own sweet time with them.

Dirty Knees said...

Wonderful photo of fireworks. I'm impressed!

Anna said...

Great Julie...

I just saw that Talj isnt posting anymore...is she doing well? Please give her my love from way over here.

~Anna

picperfic said...

I have to say that your firework photos are great! I have resigned myself to not take any more firework photos. I have never got a good one yet and the whole event is usually missed because i am fiddling with thi and that setting on my camera. I now just go and watch the firworks! Hurrah! I enjoy that more than the blurred load of rubbish I get to see on my laptop! Barry can take them after all! lol

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi Julie,
The photo's are nice and came out well, don't you think so? Or are you not satisfied about the result?

I once made photo's with the nikon 8700 on the 'stand(shutter) for fireworks' and wow! this shutter was SOOOO slow!!! I was surprised about the result, I maybe show the firorks on my blog, I wonder what you think of them than.. I think this one's are okay...

:) JoAnn

Gledwood said...

Most people are SINGULARLY unsuccessful taking fireworks, even if they do increase duration of exposure...etc wow those came out amazing!
Thanks for your message!

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