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The holy grail +. Is it possible?

 
RedSloth
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Dec 30, 2013 19:31 |  #1

Hi
I'm looking at making a 12hr TL series that flows: day - night - fireworks. I'll be located on the 40th floor no more than 100m from the firework. Of course the fireworks introduce a greater challenge to the holy grail of timelapse.
I run a 60D (my 5DIII employed for other tasks), magic lantern, 16-35l with tripod.
Welcome any tips to pull this off. Separately, would you approach this different if you were me?
Thanks. Rob


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Dec 30, 2013 20:04 |  #2

I have very little experience shooting fireworks, but the little bit I did, I found long exposures to work really well with a dark sky.

Therefore, I would recommend just doing a day to night timelapse and ignore the fireworks.

You mention using the holy grail method. I thought with ML you could use auto bulb ramping. Is there a reason you do not want to try this method? I am a big fan of not touching my camera once I start the TL.

You could post your question over at the timescapes forum for more responses.


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Dec 30, 2013 20:18 |  #3

Hi Heath. Thanks so much. Have just cross posted to the other forum as you suggest.
Subject to contrary advice I am planning to bulb ramp using ML as per normal. Was just thinking that bright fireworks in close proximity may upset the ML coding.
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Dec 31, 2013 14:32 |  #4

Personally I would control the exposure manually, it's quite possible the fireworks will mean that it will decrease the exposure because of the added brightness making everything else go dark. I could be wrong though, only tried bulb ramping on ML once with no success.


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