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Old 16 October 2005, 16:51   #1
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Gunwharf Fireworks

1830 ish on Friday 28th October.

If last years was anything to go by the display could be good
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Old 16 October 2005, 18:39   #2
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A photographer's dream? Or is it really difficult to do justice to fireworks?

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I love taking pics of fireworks.

Here's a couple I took from gingercoastie's boat during the fireworks display at the end of Falmouth Week. (click for full size image) I didn't have a tripod - but in this case the camera shake actually added a nice effect to the fireworks.



All you need is a mode on your camera that has a couple of second exposure (most modern compact digitals have a night mode or firework mode) - or try just turning the flash off.
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Is a tripod a good idea on a boat??? Unless it's a cruise liner the motion of the ocean won't exactly do your pics any good!!!
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Besides the spikes wont do the tubes much good...........
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Movement can add some "mood" to your pics. Set the camera on a long exposure - 1 sec should do - fire away & hope for the best
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I stand corrected.

Those are truly beautiful, Roycruse & Brambles (Poetic even ). Having rechecked Slimtim's photo essay there's a great example in there too.

Thanks for the advice also.
So no excuse for us all not to capture the Gunwharf Extravaganza.

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Taken from rib with no tripod at T200



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Judging by the colour of the sky I take it you used quite a high ISO setting??? Great pics though!!!
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Judging by the colour of the sky I take it you used quite a high ISO setting??? Great pics though!!!
No - set to 200ASA on Nikon D70
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