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Sep 04, 2010 05:20 |  #2206

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By the sounds of it the smoke inhalation compo is just to be sure :lol: You don't seem to fussed about it!

Nah, it was quite **** actually. I had to get some work goggles and a makeshift smoke mask cause there was synthetic material that was just burning my throat and eyes. Took a few hours to settle down.


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Sep 04, 2010 05:39 |  #2207

S7000 wrote in post #10848199 (external link)
Nah, it was quite **** actually. I had to get some work goggles and a makeshift smoke mask cause there was synthetic material that was just burning my throat and eyes. Took a few hours to settle down.

Well that's not right then. Glad it's gone now.

This place is a touch quiet today compared to yesterday!




  
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Sep 04, 2010 05:46 |  #2208
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S7000 wrote in post #10848199 (external link)
Nah, it was quite **** actually. I had to get some work goggles and a makeshift smoke mask cause there was synthetic material that was just burning my throat and eyes. Took a few hours to settle down.

You'd best see a medico and get it checked and that way you are covered down the track if its recorded at work etc.


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Sep 04, 2010 06:26 |  #2209

Blame the dodgy sparkies that were working there yesterday Phil!

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This arvo's work with the Lee Big Stopper... 1000 times the exposure time! 30 seconds of wave action.

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Sep 04, 2010 06:54 as a reply to  @ coalcliff's post |  #2210
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@Damo,verrry nice,moody really like the colour of that.

Well had the Army in town this last 10 days on exercise(officer cadets) and their choppers were flying around the back of my place. Dragged out 100-400 and got a few shots 100+ anyway upshot is the pilots of both choppers saw me and put on a bit extra for me. When finished went down to their HQ to say thanks and was told the pilots had told them via radio what was up. Result is they want some shots and have asked me to get some shots of their bushmasters with the cadets at the Vietnam Vets Hall on Monday evening. Hope I'm up to the job.


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Sep 04, 2010 07:37 as a reply to  @ BOSS's post |  #2211

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Sep 04, 2010 08:02 |  #2212

'twas Riverfire in Brisbane tonight, the annual fireworks spectacular which since it's inception in 1998 has featured the F-111's doing a dump'n'burn flyby.

Due to these aircraft being decommissioned at the end of this year, this was the last Riverfire they are partaking in (apparently).

Therefore, I made the trek into the city again this year, but just for an added challenge, held a workshop on how to shoot fireworks at the same time.

My business partner, Kane, and I arrived at 4am to ensure we could grab the best possible location. Rumours of safety fencing proved to be correct for the best location, so we went to plan B. There was an unfenced section so we setup our chairs and tripods and began the looooong wait (show starts at 7pm).

By 7:30am, contractors had arrived and demanded we move from our prime position as they were installing more safety fencing where we were. Why is this an issue - well in order to not get the regular fence in your shot, you need to have the tripod right up next to it. The safety fencing was placed over 1m from the regular fence, meaning that at wide-angles it was impossible to not get the regular fence in your frame.
To say we were unimpressed was an understatement. After much calling around trying to get hold of the organisers, we capitulated and moved back far enough for the fence to be installed.
The plan was then to place the tripods between the two fences and just use remotes to trigger the cameras. All well and good until around midday the Hired Goons turned up and made everyone remove the tripods from between the fences and place them back on the outside of the safety fence. Things clearly weren't going our way.
Still, eventually the students showed up and we ran through the course material, fed them pizza, and as it was getting close to the show time, re-installed the tripods between the fences.
Alas, more Goons turned up (different ones, but equally fascist), and demanded the tripods once again be moved back behind the safety fence.
So it was up to full extension on the 'pods with the view of minimising the damage. Everyone still had parts of the regular fence in the frame but small enough due to careful composition that it was salvageable.

Finally the show began with not a hint of what was going on (no countdown to the flyby, etc). We all rushed to set off the cameras and then began the (slightly less than 30 min) show with 4 chances at shooting the F-111s.

I caught all four partial or full flybys and have made the following composite image:

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Sep 04, 2010 08:06 |  #2213

As always Dave, a cracker! Each year the shots get better and better. I thought wow, thats a lot of planes flying by at the same time! then I read composite... still awesome.


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Sep 04, 2010 08:13 |  #2214

Scott H wrote in post #10848573 (external link)
As always Dave, a cracker! Each year the shots get better and better. I thought wow, thats a lot of planes flying by at the same time! then I read composite... still awesome.

First time I've attempted a fireworks composite Scott. Seemed to turn out ok given all the cloud and smoke. One advantage of this method is I could mask out the damn boat that's plagued my shots from previous years :)


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Sep 04, 2010 09:14 |  #2215

Very nice Dave, your hard work has paid off once again. Sucks about then goons, especially since you purposely arrived so early. Anyway the end result is great so well done!


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Sep 04, 2010 10:34 |  #2216

Very nice Dave and Damo!
Is it normal for DJs to play really good music in the hour before the gig then just go to ****? :P


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Sep 04, 2010 10:55 as a reply to  @ Mark's post |  #2217

great shot! shame about being pushed back by fences.




  
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Sep 04, 2010 11:28 |  #2218

Spectacular awesome gobsmacking shot Dave! :)

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Very nice Dave and Damo!
Is it normal for DJs to play really good music in the hour before the gig then just go to ****? :P

Very normal XD


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Sep 04, 2010 15:40 as a reply to  @ fungry's post |  #2219
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Great shot, Dave.

coalcliff wrote in post #10848340 (external link)
This arvo's work with the Lee Big Stopper... 1000 times the exposure time! 30 seconds of wave action.

Nice look, even if you can see the darker areas it gives in the image (ask me how I know this...)

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Result is they want some shots and have asked me to get some shots of their bushmasters with the cadets at the Vietnam Vets Hall on Monday evening. Hope I'm up to the job.

Just go do your stuff as normal, all will be good.


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Sep 04, 2010 15:44 |  #2220

DAdeGroot wrote in post #10848564 (external link)
'twas Riverfire in Brisbane tonight, the annual fireworks spectacular which since it's inception in 1998 has featured the F-111's doing a dump'n'burn flyby.

Due to these aircraft being decommissioned at the end of this year, this was the last Riverfire they are partaking in (apparently).

Therefore, I made the trek into the city again this year, but just for an added challenge, held a workshop on how to shoot fireworks at the same time.

My business partner, Kane, and I arrived at 4am to ensure we could grab the best possible location. Rumours of safety fencing proved to be correct for the best location, so we went to plan B. There was an unfenced section so we setup our chairs and tripods and began the looooong wait (show starts at 7pm).

By 7:30am, contractors had arrived and demanded we move from our prime position as they were installing more safety fencing where we were. Why is this an issue - well in order to not get the regular fence in your shot, you need to have the tripod right up next to it. The safety fencing was placed over 1m from the regular fence, meaning that at wide-angles it was impossible to not get the regular fence in your frame.
To say we were unimpressed was an understatement. After much calling around trying to get hold of the organisers, we capitulated and moved back far enough for the fence to be installed.
The plan was then to place the tripods between the two fences and just use remotes to trigger the cameras. All well and good until around midday the Hired Goons turned up and made everyone remove the tripods from between the fences and place them back on the outside of the safety fence. Things clearly weren't going our way.
Still, eventually the students showed up and we ran through the course material, fed them pizza, and as it was getting close to the show time, re-installed the tripods between the fences.
Alas, more Goons turned up (different ones, but equally fascist), and demanded the tripods once again be moved back behind the safety fence.
So it was up to full extension on the 'pods with the view of minimising the damage. Everyone still had parts of the regular fence in the frame but small enough due to careful composition that it was salvageable.

Finally the show began with not a hint of what was going on (no countdown to the flyby, etc). We all rushed to set off the cameras and then began the (slightly less than 30 min) show with 4 chances at shooting the F-111s.

I caught all four partial or full flybys and have made the following composite image:

QUOTED IMAGE
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/dadegroot/49569​51158/  (external link)
Riverfire 2010 - Composite (external link) by David de Groot (external link), on Flickr

gorgeous!


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