Today’s Photo: More Fireworks
I could not resist posting some more photos of fireworks. These are more from the Allatoona Yacht Club display on July 3, 2011. I sat on the edge of the lake just opposite the location the Yacht Club was setting them off from. The cool thing was, the beach area just down from me was super crowded, but I had this place all to myself.
great shot!! and so sharp, what lense did you use? i have never been very good at firework shots, very difficult, they always get blurred and noisy.
Torkil, I use a nikon 18-105 (kit) lens. These were taken using manual mode with anywhere from 2 – 4 second exposures. I found that 3 seemed to be best. I was fortunate enough to know about where the fireworks were going to be and manually focused the camera before the event. Any good image editing program will remove the noise (lightroom, photoshop or GIMP). I have gotten a lot requests for how I have taken these and I think I may write a tutorial for fireworks imaging. Check back often as I hope to write it soon.