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November Fireworks

T'is that time of year again when the nights start earlier and the days get colder, but at least Guy Fawkes gave us reason to enjoy some fireworks. My friend Natalia and I went to a fireworks display in St Alban's a couple of nights ago, and we were most impressed by the display. I must admit, having photographed the London New Year fireworks up close, my expectations were somewhat moderate, but it really was a very impressive and enjoyable display.Below are the photos I took with my Nikon D40 (now 6 year old technology) and the Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8, manually focused. All images shot RAW at around 1/30 at F/2.8, ISO between 800 and 1600 (some lower), and then converted and edited in Lightroom 4.I have tried to post a variety of the different fireworks in the display. The couple standing in front of me in many of the photos proved to be a useful compositional element, and helped to give some context to the images.Enjoy!

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November Fireworks

This post has 22 photos Nov 05, 2012Comments (6)613 views
T'is that time of year again when the nights start earlier and the days get colder, but at least Guy Fawkes gave us reason to enjoy some fireworks. My friend Natalia and I went to a fireworks display in St Alban's a couple of nights ago, and we were most impressed by the display. I must admit, having photographed the London New Year fireworks up close, my expectations were somewhat moderate, but it really was a very impressive and enjoyable display.

Below are the photos I took with my Nikon D40 (now 6 year old technology) and the Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8, manually focused. All images shot RAW at around 1/30 at F/2.8, ISO between 800 and 1600 (some lower), and then converted and edited in Lightroom 4.

I have tried to post a variety of the different fireworks in the display. The couple standing in front of me in many of the photos proved to be a useful compositional element, and helped to give some context to the images.

Enjoy!
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ParrishNov 5, 2012 01:27 PM

Nice series Alpha.I spoke about you on Saturday and expect to see some Firework images soon and true to my word you provided them.

My website is now up and running though a little raw at the moment.... www.parrishcolmanphotography.co.uk

For those who may think its just plug, its not... Alpha has helped me out in the past with his tips and advice and i have him to thank for the guidance to where im at at the moment.
Cheers Alpha.

AlphaWhiskeyNov 5, 2012 02:22 PM

Thank you Parrish.
You have a terrific series of images on your site, one that I'm sure will only expand.
I urge everyone to visit your site! They'll be amazed and impressed! :)

the ear ( PAUL WINSLOW)Nov 6, 2012 09:23 AM

GREAT SET OF PHOTOS WELL DONE ,

AlphaWhiskeyNov 6, 2012 04:07 PM

Thanx Paul!! :)

Ramon CandidoDec 4, 2012 04:33 AM

are they mounted on a tripod? I took fireworks without a tripod at 1/8's at f/5 on a tamron 17-50/2.8, the lens was on VR mode manual focus. The picture is acceptable to my taste. Its on my public profile "Marian Procession" pic 073.

AlphaWhiskeyDec 4, 2012 05:06 AM

These were all shot hand-held with the setting described in the text above. :)

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