This display was spotted following yesterdays National Day Parade in
Salts are used to colour the fireworks. Commonly used ions include:
RED - strontium salts, lithium salts
lithium carbonate, Li2CO3 = red
strontium carbonate, SrCO3 = bright red
ORANGE - calcium salts
calcium chloride, CaCl2
calcium sulfate, CaSO4·xH2O, where x = 0,2,3,5
GOLD - incandescence of iron (with carbon), charcoal, or lampblack
YELLOW - sodium compounds
sodium nitrate, NaNO3
ELECTRIC WHITE - white-hot metal, such as magnesium or aluminum
barium oxide, BaO
GREEN - barium compounds + chlorine producer
barium chloride, BaCl+ = bright green
BLUE - copper compounds + chlorine producer
copper acetoarsenite (Paris Green), Cu3As2O3Cu(C2H3O2)2 = blue
copper (I) chloride, CuCl = turquoise blue
PURPLE - mixture of strontium (red) and copper (blue) compounds
SILVER - burning aluminum, titanium, or magnesium powder or flakes.
Cropped & framed.
Comments and observations invited.
Vic, Singapore. 10th August 2004
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bfly (5775) 2004-08-10 9:00
beautiful picture :) and thank you very much for the detailed info..I never knew anything about their contents..
Tweety (4546) 2004-08-10 9:07
Superbe ! Le filet du à la longueur de l'exposition est superbe. Bravo !
lemon_logix (1054) 2004-08-10 9:46
what a note! i didn't know about the salt thing. Fabulous fireworks display you have captured, i am sure you have a good time.
Rhiannon (1728) 2004-08-10 10:17
Very beautiful picture. Excellent sharpness and colours. Was it difficult to get that freeze effect? I mean, due to the darkness the exposure must have been quiet long...
Impressive work and a very fulfilling and interesting note.
Thanks for sharing!
cecile (4193) 2004-08-10 17:02
exercice compliqué, mais parfaitement réussi ici, bravo
Endy (1025) 2004-08-10 22:13
Nice firework picture. The exposure is just perfect! The sharpness and the colors are excellent. Not easy shot but very well done.
danielswalsh (13599) 2004-08-11 23:41
Good Shot Vic.
I find it amazing how you captured the explosion of the fireworks, but no "flash" from when it exploded? How'd you manage that?
danby1 (3697) 2004-12-21 11:39
very hard to get a shot like this and with a description like that you dererve a 3 point smily!! well done
- Copyright: Vic Tokarski (kaychambers) (1198)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-08-09
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Nikon D100, Nikkor 70-200 VR AFS, Digital JPEG 200
- Exposure: f/20.0, 2 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): 2004 Fireworks [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-08-10 8:51
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