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San Francisco, Fireworks

A 4th of July classic, fireworks, in San Francisco over Bay...

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thanks a lot for your comments and interest.
about how I made it:
I also made a research before going out there.
I used following conditions:
1) Tripod and cable release,
2) Manual focus,
3) Lowest ISO, 200 on my D300,
4) F8 or F11. This range was good.
5) S, 3-4 seconds. I was holding the shutter with a cable release in bulb mode (it keeps then shutter open as much as you hold it) and was either capturing the fireworks from start till they fade away or I was counting about 3-4 seconds and stopping capture.
I used a 18-200 mm Nikkor lens. I was away from the crowd and therefore used mostly around 100-150 mm. I find a spot also having the water in between fireworks and me.
Thats all. The rest was trial and error.
I also made some zoom in/out during capture but I did not really have time to look at them yet.
hope that was helpful,
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CorvoTemAttano's avatar
Why did I find this when I was looking for Error!Sans?
Usagi-Atemu-Tom's avatar
Wow, stunning capture of the fireworks, especially with the colourful reflection in the water. Well taken photo, I love this.

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Sylthee's avatar
I just love how the fireworks light the sky and are reflected into the sea creating that beautiful pink!
lenslady's avatar
Fantastic!  Any many many thanks for the information on how you accomplished this!!!
ShamanLee12345's avatar
I really like this picture. Good job (:
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Hi it's lynn again.

I'm so sorry I had the wrong link in the last comment. Here's the correct link for your award. [link]

Lynn :)
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Hi, Alierturk,

Fireworks over Bay have been awarded the Puzzle Arcade's Presentation Award in the category of Miscellaneous.

Please go to the following [link] to view and pick up your award

Congratulations from
The Puzzle Arcade
Lynn :)
Nin10dohgirl's avatar
I don't really care where I'm at on America's B-Day, as long as I get to see some fireworks!:love:(I ended up missing 'em this last July:()
PollyMcDonalds's avatar
How Wonderful!!
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Ritkasuke's avatar
Super cool! I love it soooo much very beauitful! :XD:
artamusica's avatar
This is absolutely stunning. I am so impressed with your work in general, but this is truly an awesome shot. Keep up the fab work!
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Featured: [link] Happy 4Th Of July!! :heart: :D
M-A-1-0's avatar
nice work
awesome fire works
RedSuzanne's avatar
Just beautiful.
crumpet1024's avatar
Wow ! fantastic !
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