Monday, July 5, 2010
July Fourth in Jonesborough TN
Here's some info on how I shot these. I set the lens to 17mm, f/8.0, manually focused at infinity, and set the camera to ISO 100, and used daylight white balance. I used a wired remote shutter release and set the camera to BULB. As soon as I would hear one launch I would press and hold the button on the shutter release. I would then hold it open long enough to get several bursts of fireworks. I found getting more than four bursts in one shot tended to be too much. One burst can be interesting but two or three seemed to be the best. I post processed these in Lightroom to add +36 vibrance and clarity. I adjusted the tone curve to cut down on the shadow setting, which cut down on a lot of the smoke.
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I hope you enjoy these.