Outside My Window - July 4th Fireworks

11 years 1 month ago #107927 by Joiemagic
The NYC July 4th Fireworks taken from my terrace in Rockaway Beach. Camera was set on my tripod with the shutter set to BULB and an ISO of 100. Exposure on my shots varied from 1 second to about 3 or 4 seconds.

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This closeup shot is simply a crop of the shot above... wanted to see how it would come out. Not perfect, but it is decent.


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11 years 1 month ago #107934 by Cre8tivefix
Nice View!


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11 years 1 month ago #107982 by Dori
Great shots!!!

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11 years 1 month ago #108255 by crystal
Overall nice line up of fireworks, but there is a tad too much sky IMO. For the camera being on tripod, the pictures do look a bit blurry. Now I don't know if this is due to the uploading/posting or if it's blurry from the picture taking.
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11 years 1 month ago #108857 by Joiemagic
Hello Crystal... Thanks for the comments... These photos were taken from about 8-10 miles away (as the crow flies) and I had preset the focus on the city skyline as best I could prior to the fireworks beginning. From my vantage point, the fireworks were going to be on the opposite side of the city and I did not know if I would see anything at all. I actually saw more than I thought I would. I will know now for next year, if they are on the Hudson side that I can zoom to the full 300 and still catch everything. The focal length was 200 on my 70-300 lens.

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11 years 1 month ago #108927 by chasrich
Sorry for not posting before. This got buried in the scroll somehow. I like these a lot. Crystal has some good suggestions and I have to agree on the sky comment. I have a question. Were you using bulb and if so did you have a remote shutter release?

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11 years 1 month ago #109024 by Joiemagic
Yes, I was using bulb and did have a remote shutter release. Averaged about a 2 second shutter opening on all the shots I took that night.

I definitely appreciate and understand the Too Much Sky comment Crystal made. Never thought about cropping out the sky and making the shots more of a panoramic pic... I just posted them as shot em... Let me try that and post them here...

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11 years 1 month ago #109044 by Joiemagic
OK, let me try one at a time...
OK, here are the shots again cropped down to remove much of the sky... I have to agree... they do look much better. I definitely understand what the two of you meant, now that I see it. Like I said, never thought of cropping the sky out.... just posted them as I shot em... Let me know what you think now.... I added a few extra ones, including one that my son took that has some camera shake that blurred the shot a bit... still like the way it came out though...


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11 years 1 month ago #109047 by Joiemagic
OK, now it is working...








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11 years 1 month ago #109049 by Joiemagic
and the final three...









My son took this one... had some camera shake, but I like how it came out with the rings.....

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