A&P Vancouver fireworks

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  1. derekOT

    derekOT New Member

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    40D + sigma 70-200

    all were shot iso 100, f/6.3-f/14, bulb with remote, manual focus

    C + C appreciated

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    I really can't see anything wrong, other than they're just fireworks. Pictures of "just fireworks" has to be pretty wild to even remotely impress me. Otherwise, I'm like..."oh look, pictures of fireworks. Hold on while I write home to mom about it."

    Maybe next time try framing the fireworks with something else of visual interest in the foreground.
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    hahaha truth!
    first attempt so I was hopin to get some critique, but yeah firework pics like this are nothing to write home about
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    if you can definitely get something in the forground, almost like having the fireworks accent your subject.

    Type in Fireworks in a flickr search and there are fantastic examples on there
     
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    if you're going to shoot the fireworks on saturday too...i'd recommend going somewhere on the other side of the water so you can get the skyline into the fireworks too

    that would be a much more interesting shot
     
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    vancouver guys must admit though, it is not fun going all the way downtown to view the fireworks: huge crowds, crazy traffic jams, no where to sit

    I shot these from way out on a balcony on broadway (buddy got us a sick spot) and so we were very far away missing possibly better photo ops but also skipping on crazy traffic and masses of people
     
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    You have a point about the crowds etc. Just gotta get there early next time eh? ;)

    I'm up around 4th/Blanca so my buddies watched it from our street corner and said it was the best show they've seen in a while. Not a bad viewpoint either if they went where I think they did (random intersection where you can see the whole bay)

    Nice grab on the broadway viewing though... always wondered what it's like there.
     
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    I like the photos with the longer trails as opposed to the shorter dashes...
     

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