Couple of fireworks pics

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Ívar Þórólfsson, Jan 11, 2004.


  1. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    Hey all!

    I was going through the pics on my digital from new years eve, I decided to pick some out to share with you.

    These are taken from the balcony of the third floor in my parents apartment.

    The exposure was set for 4 seconds.

    It was very difficult to capture some decent pics, I never knew where the next one would go off.

    I simply set up the camera on a tripod, and I just kept taking pics over and over again, hoping for some decent shots.

    Enjoy!

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  2. unrealrocks

    unrealrocks

    Jan 8, 2004
    Nice - what camera, other settings did you use?
     
  3. secretdonkey

    secretdonkey

    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    very, very nice!

    :bassist:
     
  4. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    Nice pics....I hope to obtain a digital camera soon...I need to get a DVD player first.

    I like the last one best. Do you mind if I copy them onto my computer? They would make a great screensaver slideshow.

    -Mike
     
  5. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    Thanks!

    Nikon Coolpix 4300

    I used the Fireworks setting on the camera.
    It consists of the focus set to infinity, 4 seconds exposure at f/7.6, white balance set to auto.
     
  6. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    Thanks, feel free to copy them! :)


    Muchos gracias ;)
     
  7. wow, those are very nice! i love that second one! *sets as background* :)
     
  8. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    hey.....thanks for the OK on copying your pics...it'll be a nice change from the sealife ones my wife always uses. :)

    -Mike
     
  9. Joe Turski

    Joe Turski

    Jul 29, 2003
    Connecticut
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    ooooooo! aaaaaahhhhhhhh!


    Where is the grand finale? :meh:

    Cool pictures! :)
     
  10. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    I love long exposure night shots. Tripods are essential so it's good to see you used one.

    You want a real challenge? Try photographing lightening! I've been trying for years with no luck. A Digital would make it that little bit easier...............
     
  11. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    A lightning? Heh, if I were only so lucky.

    We have maybe one or two nights per year with thunderstorms, so my chances are limited :)