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American Independence Day
American Independence Day

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Challenge: Circle (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A75
Location: Utah, USA
Date: Jul 1, 2005
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 50
Shutter: 2 sec
Galleries: Sky, Political
Date Uploaded: Jul 5, 2005

Taken at a local fireworks show...Used a slow shutter (2 seconds) with the biggest aperture value available on my camera (8).

Place: 153 out of 545
Avg (all users): 5.2818
Avg (commenters): 6.2500
Avg (participants): 5.2692
Avg (non-participants): 5.3028
Views since voting: 1103
Views during voting: 403
Votes: 291
Comments: 15
Favorites: 2 (view)

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06/28/2006 09:33:30 PM
Beautiful! I'll be happy if I make a mistake like that. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/12/2005 06:35:10 PM
I really do like this photo
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07/11/2005 02:19:23 PM
the best fireworks photo, but you're prolly getting hammered b/c there were so many of these. hope you do well though. /8
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07/11/2005 07:47:42 AM
nice shot. would have loved it without the flare at the bottom left to give more meaning for this challenge.
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07/10/2005 11:25:22 PM
Fit Challenge Criteria: 2/2
Contrast/Colors: 2/2
Photo Quality: 1/2
Composition: 2/2
My Subjective Affinity: 1/2

Interesting fireworks shot. I assume that camera was handheld during exposure? I really like the composition and colors, especially the red/white/blue. Very nice work.
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07/09/2005 11:56:10 PM
Nice fireworks shot. It's a little busy, but is better than most of the others I've seen entered. IMHO, I think it's cropped a bit too closely - takes away from the awe factor for me. 5
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07/08/2005 10:33:50 AM
Amazing. The only thing I don't like is the small glare in the middle from what I guess is the initial explosion. But still, wow.
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07/06/2005 10:34:04 PM
Should always use a tripod!
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07/06/2005 04:54:31 PM
My favorite of the fire works pictures by far.
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07/06/2005 04:12:33 PM
way too many fireworks shots
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07/06/2005 03:38:27 PM
Fit to challenge criteria: 2/2
Contrast/Colors: 1/2
Photo Quality: 1/2
Composition: 1/2
My subjective affinity: 0/2
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07/06/2005 12:13:47 PM
Great shot, but just a little predictive of a subject. One of the better fireworks shots though.
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07/06/2005 10:21:19 AM
nice capture and frame.
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07/06/2005 02:56:09 AM
Great fireworks shot, and it will look even better outside of the challenge with some editing! A few things that I can't count against you for - some of the lens flare... great motion streams and great vibrant colors!!!! - 8 - JeB
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07/06/2005 01:35:52 AM
Lovely fireworks display. Those are hard to capture and you did a good job. Nice frame accent. Composition is good with the bit of blue at the bottom left.
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