This picture was requested by some people who saw my Yada Yukata girls and here is one of my shots of an attempt of a firework shot. To be honest I am not good at taking firework pictures, so I would like to apologise.
However, I found this to be one of my best shots, well out of 60 shots, it looks like a heart to me with a bright streaks of light emitting from it, showing the heart exploding with joy, and with this the people at the festival were cheering and drinking the night away and the climax near the end of the 2 hours was amazing and the cost was absolutely sky high for any firework show in Japan.
As I have mentioned before they had pokemon fireworks, unfortunetly I didnt take any pictures of it, but I did take some movie of it.
Personally I find taking too many pictures of fireworks really isnt all that good, because you are not enjoying yourself, to absorb the real atmosphere around you, i would say that putting down the camera and drink some sake with your friends and watch the show is much more enjoyable and relaxing, otherwise you miss the firworks and you only see it through a small view finder or digital display, on the other hand I have seen shots that have paid off and they are really good compared to this one.
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cool_s15 (4050) 2004-03-21 4:33
Alright you got a very nice note here...
Maybe you took the shot without Tripod? For the firework you should use a long shutter speed with a low ISO and small aperture like F8 or more. I knew what you meant by losing the atmosphere :D
Anyway, i will wait to see a great firework from you...
ChrisJ (99364) 2004-03-21 5:08
Fireworks are very difficult to photograph. I'm still trying to figure it out. This is a strong, simple shot. I like the 'Saturn' like composition.
bgladman (1153) 2004-03-21 5:50
If your camera has the ablity, the best way to get good results from fireworks is to use a tripod and cable release, focus on infinity and set the shutter speed to bulb. Without this ability, a tripod and long shutter speed is the key.
jhm (140110) 2004-03-21 7:02
Nice difficult picture Daniel, maybe like another write, try ! Thanks for sharing it.
Jeppe (18654) 2004-03-21 9:20
Very fine work Daniel - I tried to capture some at the new year 2003/2004 - but they didn't turn so well as this. Thanks for sharing.
cecile (4193) 2004-03-21 11:02
bravo.... c'est très difficile a réussir ce genre de photo, mais la, tu y es parvenu sans problème!
jrj (34841) 2004-03-21 11:08
Good work Daniel as fireworks can be a bit difficult to catch. Good job..
summer89 (5422) 2004-03-21 17:17
Great moment Daniel.
Fireworks are very difficult to photograph but you get a good photo.
Trickytrek (73) 2004-03-28 9:01
Great!! I go there every year but 2003, I missed it... So, I'm very happy to see this photo. Yada river Hanabi is one of the biggest summer-event, It is Fubutsushi of the summer, I really like it.
Sharp and contrasts are great.
taivo (1843) 2004-04-16 4:08
This is perfect timing! I especially like the core and you captured is very well! I took some photos of the firework during Lunar New Year (see one of my photos) and I know how difficult it is to time correctly. Nice job!
kamui28 (0) 2004-04-30 2:58
good pic.It is beautiful also with this photograph.
glopez (18) 2004-10-22 1:25
Great composition and good smoke, but it is not in focus
Stepan (27210) 2005-05-07 4:45
I can imagine how hard it was to catch the "perfect" moment !
I admire that.
climoge (58) 2007-02-07 13:05
very well composed shots. i have been wanting to take picture of firework for the longest time but it just hasn't happened.. in the mean time, i will content myself with wonderfull pictures like the one here.
- Copyright: Dan Leung (Kenny10pin) (19301)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-08-02
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Sony F717, CF Hitatchi 6GB, Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/2.5, 1/30 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Fireworks [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-03-21 4:24
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