Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Fireworks - 1342

Fourth of July!  My first effort with really dark area and light.  I have done fireworks from a far away spectator point - but this is first close up.  This is a single bottle rocket.  I found that shooting portrait in this situation, the photos did not come out so well.  In the end, I'll probably look at cropping to a portrait and see what happens - but I kinda like this.  I set up the camera by taking off the auto focus, the VR set to OFF, APERTURE Mode, set the EV to -1 and for a final darkening effort left a polarizer on.  I figured the light would come through - and it did.

10 sec f/10
Aperture Priority  EV -1.0
ISO 200
Focal length 92 mm (138 mm for 35mm film)

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