Just kidding with the title. It is because these fireworks were arranged to celebrate Luxembourg and Greater Region becoming the European Capital of Culture in 2007.
My first experience of taking photos of fireworks. Trial and error seems to be the best way to get results so prepare to take lots of shots. Without a tripod I locked the exposure time to 1/20. With short exposures those typical long stripes of fire are missed. But maybe short exposures get closer to the idea of how our own eyes experience it. Or not. Not without bangs, motion and wide open view. Please have a look also at Julia's version.
ISO800. 30 mm at F/11, so this bang was actually quite bright!
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Ulishna (2268) 2007-01-12 6:43
great fireworks and wonderful colors!
Thanks for useful note about photos.
olejator (500) 2007-01-12 7:02
Hallo Kari ,really great idea to put the tree in the foregound of fireworks ,the fireworks looks like a colourfull fruits :)
vinicio (23423) 2007-01-12 9:38
Hi Kari, it's nice how the fireworks seems to be leaves of the tree, good idea, composition and image quality, compliments.
Have a nice week-end
stefanocer (10642) 2007-01-12 10:27
Fantastic fireworks capture , very wel exposed and framed with the trees , also fine colours and sharpness , well done.
gracious (20025) 2007-01-12 13:43
great captured of the firework with good colour!
thanks for sharing
lilimih33 (9918) 2007-01-12 18:35
Beautiful colours in the fireworks! Good perspective and nice contrast and sharpness!
t0mmm1 (5440) 2007-01-13 14:57
wonderful example of fireworks. Very original is the use of the tree as a base for this "glowing leaves" I like it very much.
Have a nice weekend,
Polonaise (5802) 2007-01-13 16:04
Astonishing spectacle, Kari.
And you've done your homework just about perfect.
I don't have any fireworks in my gallery.
I don't know how to do this damn thing...Every time I do - the results are more than crappy.
Oh, hell... Let me have another look at yours...
Have a fiery 2007, dear pal.
SchwebagMike (1490) 2007-01-14 3:39
A great colorull picture of the firework, that immediately reminded me of the one I saw on Julia's page.
TFS this pretty work, Mike
mortijo (12828) 2007-01-14 4:29
Very good shot. We get the impression that the fireworks come from the tree. Nicely framed. Julia's version is more dramatic, more wagnerian.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2007-01-14 5:05
very nicely captured, the colours are wonderful, well done
tcht (7565) 2007-01-15 13:26
Very beautiful fireworks composition, especially with the silhouette of the tree in foreground. And the timing is good when you captured them just after exploding. Lovely work!
feather (51130) 2007-01-16 6:12
I like the way you took this with the tree in front. There seems to be a relationship between the lines from the exploding fireworks and the tree branches. All the white sparks add an additional element.
placombe (7901) 2007-01-16 21:23
Wonderful shot...taking the advantage of fireworks explosion to show the silhouette of a tree.
PixelTerror (0) 2007-01-17 7:01
There are joyful splahes of color in these fireworks, an exercize I did not so har managed to my liking, not sure I like too much the interfering trees though.
Have a nice day,
peter1892 (1681) 2007-01-18 16:23
Hi Kari - well, it looks good, lots of firework bursts, good colours with the trees silhouetted agianst the explosions. Nice job!
leiju (1697) 2007-01-19 8:28
It was a good spot, wasn't it? Not really planned, but hey, you do with what you get ;D
I hope you have good memories of your whole trip (and especially the Luxembourg part ;D)! I like the space you have left here and all those little dots that invade the sky. I think you are right about it being closer to what we experience with our own eyes while the long lines are simply more photogenic. It's too bad that the trees aren't quite as sharp (in place) as they could be... but it still makes for a nice shot!
All the best!
sadeik (3282) 2007-01-19 18:33
A pretty picture made more interesting by the additional tree.
Yes and I agree with the other fellow, mine are crap too, never seem to get it right and I wait for the film to come back hopeing against all odds that I'll get it right this time, NO BLOODY CHANCE.
iGirl (1223) 2007-01-23 8:47
Thanks, this is very nice. I really like the inclusion of the trees in front of the fireworks. The shapes of the tree branches mimic the shapes of the fireworks.
And about your note, I agree with you that trial-and-error is probably the best way to shoot fireworks and get pictures you like. I recently shot some fireworks and started with a short exposure, but I wasn't happy with the results, so I kept lengthening the exposure until I was getting a look I liked without too much blurring. It looks to me like you found a nice exposure length in this shot of yours.
Thanks for sharing!
tonyking (1612) 2007-02-04 4:17
This is a really eye catching photo. At first glance, in the thumbnail image, it almost looked like some crazy bright foliage on the tree! Seeing the full sized image and the way you composed the image, I can understand why I thought that! Excellent colour, excellent image quality, and excellent TREE!! :)
P.S. Nice silhouette too....... ;)
falcon53 (336) 2007-02-05 15:55
I think your choice of shutter speed is just right here - just long enough to pick up the motion of the fireworks, but not so long as to overwhelm the image with blurred light.
amino (418) 2007-02-12 14:53
I like the title though you are joking. It has a nuance to it. Great capture..
Estaban (832) 2007-02-22 6:18
Wonderful photo. Beautiful composition with the tree silhouette in the foreground and fireowrks creating background. It almost looks as if the tree was exploding. Hopefully title was a joke ;)
Take care, Wojtek
alejandroguzman (4684) 2007-03-14 4:27
Wonderful shot Kari !
Great time exposure on this work.
as well as the compo and DOF.
porto62 (2313) 2007-09-05 10:43
Hi Kari,real original one of that fireworks,the tree in front give increase to the pict the fireworks colours seem to be the night leaves of the tree.A great one.Will try your advice on next fireworks shoot, i'm shure it will work.TFS Alain
- Copyright: Kari Tanskanen (ktanska) (27884)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-12-09
- Categories: Event
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EFS 18-55mm f3.5-5.6
- Exposure: f/11, 1/20 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Trier and surroundings
- Theme(s): Twins? [Part XXIII], Square format [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-01-12 6:24