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    Fireworks Photos - Showem here

    I don't enjoy lugging a tripod around so these fireworks shots will look a bit different. They were shot handheld with the Pentax K5 and the 43 Ltd at f/4 1/20 ISO 12000 to 32000. The only post work done on these was to crop them. The star effect is striclty the characteristic of the 43 Ltd. No filters were used.

    This was the view from my font yard last night around 9:45pm. The town park, where the fireworks are launched, is just down the road. It's not unusual for cities in Texas to conduct their fireworks displays on July 3.






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    Re: Fireworks Photos - Showem here

    Very nice Jim. I must say, I usually don't enjoy fireworks shots. The exposure time is too long, yours are short enough that the patterns are fascinating. K5 is quite a camera.

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    Re: Fireworks Photos - Showem here

    Quote Originally Posted by tsjanik View Post
    Very nice Jim. I must say, I usually don't enjoy fireworks shots. The exposure time is too long, yours are short enough that the patterns are fascinating. K5 is quite a camera.

    Tom
    Thanks, Tom.. I almost didn't take the camera outside with me but gave in to the opportunity to test the 43 Ltd with fireworks.

    The long exposure stuff can be fun as well as boring since we've all seen so much of it but the shorter exposures allow you to look at the explosions and patterns in a slightly different way.
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    Thanks, Jim. Your fireworks pics make for a very happy 4th of July!

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    Just Wow!

    Cool images. What kind of PP did you do? De-noise in LR3?

    What do you think about FA 43. Thay sad it is great but not simple lens sometimes with 3d-effect. Personally I don't get it =)

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    I think the 1/20 sec worked very well.
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    Re: Fireworks Photos - Showem here

    Quote Originally Posted by VladimirYo View Post
    Just Wow!

    Cool images. What kind of PP did you do? De-noise in LR3?

    What do you think about FA 43. Thay sad it is great but not simple lens sometimes with 3d-effect. Personally I don't get it =)
    No post work at all.. these were converted to JPG from DNG. I don't use Lightroom, just Photoshop CS5. I cropped and exported.. that's it. The "star" effect is a characteristic of the 43 Ltd.

    Love the 43 Ltd. I use it a lot.
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