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07/05/2003 12:57:42 AM · #1
Here are some of mine.


07/05/2003 01:06:29 AM · #2
Those are some great shots. Nicely done. Mine lack that luster of the aerial displays and are simply some fountains that we put off.



Message edited by author 2003-07-05 01:06:57.
07/05/2003 01:36:41 AM · #3
I hope everyone had a safe and happy Independence Day this 4th of July or happy Canada Day this past July 1st for those in Canada. Below is my attempt to capture the local fireworks extravaganza -

Fireworks in Lexington, Kentucky

07/05/2003 02:09:45 AM · #4
Well I don't know that I want to post mine after Bob's (nice stuff!) but mine are here.
07/05/2003 02:11:17 AM · #5
Here's mine -- what fun! :)
07/05/2003 02:25:10 AM · #6
Just got back from the fireworks display here in Billings, Montana. Tonight was a beautiful evening and there were thousands of people in attendence. We were a little late and didn't get a prime spot, but these are my best taken.

All of you have wonderful firework shots. Mine don't even come close to being as good, but it's fun seeing what others have gotten.

Billings, MT Fireworks
07/05/2003 02:35:23 AM · #7
Originally posted by mk:

Well I don't know that I want to post mine after Bob's (nice stuff!) but mine are here.


You have some really nice fireworks shots there :-)


Message edited by author 2003-07-05 02:35:34.
07/05/2003 03:29:32 AM · #8
Whew what fun this was! These are my two best shots I think. A lot of them turned out blurry for some reason. I didn't trust the manual focus and kept resetting it so I think a couple times it made things worse. :)

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And I like this one because of kind of resembles a tree!

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Happy Independence Day!

07/05/2003 05:08:19 AM · #9
Fireworks ,fireworks...
green red
White red blue

and the best one ...
Th Best one

Message edited by author 2003-07-05 05:59:09.
07/05/2003 06:18:47 AM · #10
This was my first attempt at pyro.... here are a couple of my shots. (With camera on tripod, my settings were Iso 200, F7, 1 sec.)

07/05/2003 07:06:28 AM · #11
My first attempts at fireworks, Canada Day 2003:


Message edited by author 2003-07-05 07:06:51.
07/05/2003 07:29:37 AM · #12
Originally posted by pitsaman:

and the best one ...
Th Best one

I have to disagree, the best one is 'Green Red' : )

Thank you all for sharing, some great shots in here. Only have to wait 4 months till our annual firework displays over here :(
07/05/2003 09:03:04 AM · #13
Well I didn't get nearly as many shots as I wanted. The prime time for taking the shots I was fussing with my camera. I was thinking the worst too. Every time I turned the camera on, the lens would come out and then just go back in once it was all the way out. This happened over and over, so I switched batteries. No luck, same thing. So I switched to a third set.. no luck. At this point I was getting very frustrated and was getting ready to have some choice words with Olympus. But the 4th set of batteries worked. Come to find out that I had 3 sets of dead rechargeables in my bag. They are charging right now :)

Anyway, here are the shots that I did manage to get

Backyard Fireworks at my in-laws neighbors' house

Not as good as the real thing and a hell of a lot harder to capture. They were not consistently going to the same spot. Some were high, some not so high. There was a slight breeze from the west so every one they set off went from L to R. If you are easily disappointed, don't go to the link :)

07/05/2003 09:24:16 AM · #14
Here's a couple of mine taken from the same show I got my "At Work" shot:

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I like these because they capture some of the "skyline" and give a sense of size when compared to a straight "in air" burst.

Message edited by author 2003-07-05 09:49:52.
07/05/2003 09:37:27 AM · #15
Here are some of mine from Downtown Orlando Florida

07/05/2003 09:51:27 AM · #16


Message edited by author 2003-07-05 22:35:55.
07/05/2003 10:29:05 AM · #17
Everyone did a great job!
I didn't shoot any :( For once, my husband had the night off so we had fun just watching them together with the kids.
Thanks for sharing all of yours!

07/05/2003 10:40:36 AM · #18
Here's my extremely amateur addition. First time trying to catch fireworks.





07/05/2003 11:04:26 AM · #19
I wish I was a amateur photographer like you. I think Saturn is cool.
Made a comment on the middle pic.
07/05/2003 11:23:10 AM · #20
No where near any on this thread photos. But kids ahd fun.
My Son
My Daughter

Message edited by author 2003-07-05 11:28:03.
07/05/2003 12:11:58 PM · #21
I decided to venture out of my house for the first time in a while and it felt so good :) I went for the close ups....lolMy 4th of July Shots

Great shots everyone!
07/05/2003 12:13:51 PM · #22
Nice Connie! And good for you! Glad to hear you are up and about!
07/05/2003 12:16:19 PM · #23
Great images everyone, the main thing is we went out and got some experience shooting firworks, er taking photos of fireworks, ;>)
This was my first try at it, I took about 65 pics, here are 2 of them...I hope you all enjoy the pictures...
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07/05/2003 12:24:21 PM · #24
Here are a couple from Pittsburgh, and Ambridge:

Pittsburgh 1

Pittsburgh 2

Ambridge 1

Ambridge 2
07/05/2003 12:34:49 PM · #25
Some of the shots posted here are really magnificent -- I don't feel worthy to post my meager shots -- but yet I do:

These were taken this year on 4 July at Qualcomm Statium in San Diego, CA after the Giants beat the Padres.

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I didn't shoot any fireworks in 2002 -- I just watched the show from the top of our hill, overlooking Poway High School. The year before, I drove to Poway High to watch from the parking lot, While the Qualcomm Stadium shots were 1 second exposures, hand held (because you aren't allowed to bring a tripod or even a monopod into the stadium) the ones from the Poway High parking lot were 4 second exposures from a tripod.

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