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Nov 04, 2012 15:50 |  #1

The annual Rushall Olympic Football Club's bonfire and firework fun night.

I've been reading up on photographing fireworks for the last few weeks and the tips really do seem to work:

  • Wide angle lens (I used 17mm on the 7D, being about a soccer pitch length away)
  • Focus on infinity and back off a bit
  • ISO 100
  • F8 (tried F11 but a little too dark)
  • Tripod, bulb, remote release of around 4-7 seconds


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I'm really quite please with those.

Lawrence



  
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Nov 04, 2012 16:29 |  #2

I guess that because the majority of the POTN audience is in the US, your response rate is low at present as bonfire night is almost unknown to them. I think that you have made a good job. In my opinion, a bit of cropping to remove the grass would help the overall effect. Well done


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Nov 04, 2012 17:14 as a reply to  @ Plumtreelad's post |  #3

These are good in that you nailed the exposure and they are clear and crisp. Well done. I think that the people and possibly the turf take away from the shots though. #5 has the least amount of "distractions" and I find it the most striking.


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Nov 05, 2012 09:09 |  #4

very nice, love the color in these




  
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Nov 05, 2012 17:43 |  #5

Nice series; I can almost smell the smoke!


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Nov 05, 2012 18:12 |  #6

nice display


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Nov 06, 2012 15:14 as a reply to  @ Worcester Lad's post |  #7

Thank you all.

It was a fun experience and I'm pleased with what I came away with, even though the display lasted all of ten minutes.

I deliberately included the people in the foreground, to give an idea of the event that took part, although I do agree that the tigher cropped images do add more impact. I have since been asked if the football club owners can have a couple of files to get a framed enalgement (A3) for the club house (I'm ok with this as I'm building a relationship with the club).

"Bonfire night" in the UK is a celebration (of sorts) at the failed attempt by Guy Fawkes in 1605 to blow up the House Of Lords and King James within - http://en.wikipedia.or​g/wiki/Gunpowder_Plot (external link)

Around this time of year we seem to have fireworks in the air for a few weeks; bonfire night, Halloween, some Indian celebration and of course New Year

Thanks for the comments.

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