An extreme close-up of the fireworks display put on by my little New Jersey town every year on the 4th of July.
This was actually my first serious attempt at photographing fireworks. When I did research beforehand I read that the shutter should be kept open for 3 or 4 seconds, but I quickly discovered that both settings resulted in an over-exposed shot. A 1 second exposure seemed to work just fine. Perhaps the 3 or 4 seconds would have worked if I'd been using a wide-angle lens instead of zooming in.
It was actually raining lightly throughout the fireworks - my husband had to hold an umbrella over me and my tripod while I shot away. Luckily the raindrops did not show up in the photo!
- Copyright: Nina Nicholson (ninanic) (69)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-07-04
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Pentax *ist D, Pentax 80-200
- Exposure: f/11, 1 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-07-13 18:59