Wednesday, August 25, 2010

ABC Wednesday - F is for Fireworks



F is for Fireworks............



a firework display in the dark



Did you guess what my "F" word would be this week?

Since I had been posting about being at the fire works for the last few posts, it was just perfect to use one of the images for the "F" post.

Now, I have tried in vain over the last few years to capture fireworks with my camera, but they have only been so-so at best.

Well, this year I finally had some success.

I'm am not sure exactly why, perhaps it was because we moved to new location to watch them - a bit farther away rather than right under them.

Whatever the reasons, I was quite pleased with the results.

This was the first one of the night, and when I looked at it in the photo - it reminded me of a Tiki Torch.

It didn't looked like this in real life though.

The camera caught the trail of the firework as it was shooting upwards, and I must have stopped taking the photo at just the right time to catch the explosion before it completely burst out.

Kind of cool, I think, and in the next post I will explain how I actually took the photo and the settings I used.








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10 comments:

  1. Perfect shot!

    I like watching fireworks from farther away. Too close, and it becomes too hazy.

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  2. I think it´s a great Firework shot !
    Not easy to take picture on firework I know by trying myself :)

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  3. I love your Fireworks picture. I have never had any success at taking pictures of Fireworks. I will go now and look at the other pictures you mentioned.

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  4. Capturing fireworks must be so difficult, yet you have done so! As ever, a wonderful post.

    Thanks so much
    Denise
    ABC Team

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  5. I find capturing firework photos extremely frustrating. They lose something on TV too.
    Nice.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  6. Spot on! It looks so easy... but I know it is not!
    Great post for F!
    Best wishes,
    Anna

    Anna's abcWed-F-words

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  7. I like this - and you're right - it does look like a Tiki torch. I've had mixed luck (bad to worse) capturing fireworks so it's nice to see good ones here.

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  8. Hi wow, you captured it just in time ... nice one.

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  9. Kathy excellent capture. We had some here for Canada day, but it was a bit windy, so left lot of streaks. Oh well may be next time, I still have to figure out the prefect settings. On the side note, hope all is well otherwise. Anna :)

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