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Title: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: revup67 on July 05, 2012, 02:11:57 AM
Taken above Mission Viejo Lake, CA.  Settings were:  taken with Canon 5D MK3 and Canon 70-300 L IS USM lens @ 4.7s, F10, ISO 100, tripod (Y), BULB setting with TR cable, @ 83mm AWB.  Post Process in DPP only RAW to JPG.  No HDR

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8146/7506168038_4ab8779287_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/7506168038/)
4th of July 2012 (Mission Viejo, CA) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/7506168038/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: @!ex on July 05, 2012, 02:46:55 AM
Revup67, came over here to start this thread, but you beat me to the punch.  Here is what I came up with tonight. f11, ISO 640, 1-5 sec.  5 images stacked in a manner similar to star trails.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8146/7506280894_0b6c77e0ac_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/benison/7506280894/)
Mile High 'Merica (http://www.flickr.com/photos/benison/7506280894/#) by @!ex (http://www.flickr.com/people/benison/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: revup67 on July 05, 2012, 02:57:25 AM
Hey @!ex..must have been by a few seconds..haha!  that was close.  Was thinking about you earlier re:  the CO wildfires..hope you / friends and family are OK.  My wife's brother lives in Ft. Collins and said he was breathing in ash for a few days..all the best!  Hey post some non HDR pix...would like to see your "flat" work as well..take care..Rev
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: @!ex on July 05, 2012, 08:06:24 PM
Hey @!ex..must have been by a few seconds..haha!  that was close.  Was thinking about you earlier re:  the CO wildfires..hope you / friends and family are OK.  My wife's brother lives in Ft. Collins and said he was breathing in ash for a few days..all the best!  Hey post some non HDR pix...would like to see your "flat" work as well..take care..Rev

Thanks for the concern.  Luckily all my family and friends are safe, but it has been a trying few weeks.
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: wickidwombat on July 05, 2012, 08:20:15 PM
Not that your HDR stuff isnt good @lex but your flat work is seriously great
I think you have a great eye for composition. Maybe you should offer to shoot the US olympic team
to save them from any further embarasment :D
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: @!ex on July 05, 2012, 08:47:00 PM
Not that your HDR stuff isnt good @lex but your flat work is seriously great
I think you have a great eye for composition. Maybe you should offer to shoot the US olympic team
to save them from any further embarasment :D

Thanks, much appreciated.  I think of HDR as just another technique to be used when it is appropriate and can enhance a shot, similar to long exposure, filters, or B&W.  I think in that light, with the proper usage the stigma may subside a bit.   I just happen to find enjoyment in seeking out these types of scenes.  I think that one of the most important skills for multi exposure photography is knowing when to use it...

Either way I really appreciate the praise, especially from other accomplished photographers. 
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: wickidwombat on July 05, 2012, 09:29:14 PM
Not that your HDR stuff isnt good @lex but your flat work is seriously great
I think you have a great eye for composition. Maybe you should offer to shoot the US olympic team
to save them from any further embarasment :D

Thanks, much appreciated.  I think of HDR as just another technique to be used when it is appropriate and can enhance a shot, similar to long exposure, filters, or B&W.  I think in that light, with the proper usage the stigma may subside a bit.   I just happen to find enjoyment in seeking out these types of scenes.  I think that one of the most important skills for multi exposure photography is knowing when to use it...

Either way I really appreciate the praise, especially from other accomplished photographers.
this is how i view HDR too, I just got really disillusioned with it all but thanks to you guys i'm taking another look
migth have abit of a play around with a few things. I've still shot tones of bracketed sets even though i havent processed any so got heaps to look through. And i'm serious about the olympic team thing too ;)
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: drjlo on July 05, 2012, 09:33:36 PM
Taken above Mission Viejo Lake, CA.  Settings were:  taken with Canon 5D MK3 and Canon 70-300 L IS USM lens @ 4.7s, F10, ISO 100, tripod (Y), BULB setting with TR cable, @ 83mm AWB.  Post Process in DPP only RAW to JPG.  No HDR

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8146/7506168038_4ab8779287_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/7506168038/)
4th of July 2012 (Mission Viejo, CA) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/7506168038/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr

Nice.  How did you arrive at those settings without over-exposure in bulb, just trial and error? 
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: revup67 on July 05, 2012, 10:18:16 PM
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Nice.  How did you arrive at those settings without over-exposure in bulb, just trial and error? 

Great question..initially there was a lot of trial and error (film days).  I Think I have a formula down now..I used the mirror lock up option first with BULB as mentioned, close out the view finder with cover on canon strap to eliminate all external light sources.  I sort of study the fireworks from our City in advance (meaning prior to taking shots..just watching) or do a few tests to get a rough feel.  (PS trying to get a focus is difficult too as you're not sure where or how high they're going to go) hence why I chose F10. I try and avoid the white fireworks as well as those do overexpose.  The colored ones are lesser of a chance for over exposure.  Also, once the sky is momentarily without fireworks is when I open the shutter, after two to three fireworks reach there limit and begin their fall, I add about another second or two then close the shutter.  I might also close the shutter (as with this one) prior to the "white" fireworks opening up entirely as you can see it is on its way up.  I try and never allow more than 3 explosives in air at once (mostly 2-3).  I also take about 5-10 test shots just to be certain all is going as planned.  In post process with this one I reduced the shadows and lessened the contrast to allow more for the illuminated city lights and colored smoke.  It also softens the photo as well.  Thanks for asking.
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: scottkinfw on July 06, 2012, 12:06:06 AM
I didn't use Bulb, i altered the shutter speed, and kept an eye out for the "blinkies"  Made sure that only the initial explosion of the charge was over exposed, and experimented with shutter speed.  Trial and error.  With the long exposures, they don't look like fireworks much, but it was an experiment.

Taken above Mission Viejo Lake, CA.  Settings were:  taken with Canon 5D MK3 and Canon 70-300 L IS USM lens @ 4.7s, F10, ISO 100, tripod (Y), BULB setting with TR cable, @ 83mm AWB.  Post Process in DPP only RAW to JPG.  No HDR

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8146/7506168038_4ab8779287_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/7506168038/)
4th of July 2012 (Mission Viejo, CA) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/7506168038/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr

Nice.  How did you arrive at those settings without over-exposure in bulb, just trial and error?
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: revup67 on July 06, 2012, 01:33:29 AM
Hey scrappydog - really nice shot but I believe this thread is for 5D MK3 only..darn..the shot fits in well
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: TheSurfPhotographer on July 06, 2012, 01:42:47 AM
Golden Palms
SF Bay Area
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: @!ex on July 06, 2012, 02:06:17 AM
sorry for the brief hijack of the thread, glad we are back on track.
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: Wideopen on July 06, 2012, 02:10:30 AM
sorry for the brief hijack of the thread, glad we are back on track.
Your pix are amazing!
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: myone on July 06, 2012, 03:23:36 AM
Taken at Exposition Park, Los Angeles
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: myone on July 06, 2012, 03:33:57 AM
2 more  ;)
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: revup67 on July 06, 2012, 12:06:28 PM
myone....fine shots..with good control over the exposure as well.  I noted my 5D MK3 is performing the same as yours is doing as an example with your first photo. (I thought it was mine only originally as I didn't see this issue two years prior with the 7D).  Do you see how the how the fall off of the fireworks has that "saw blade" look to it?  I caught this immediately so I post processed in DPP with these settings..see if they help you:
contrast -4
highlight -2
shadow +3
color saturation +1
Unsharp - all at zero
I'm sure there are other apps where that would soften the photo even further

My photo had a smoother effect (not eliminated though).  I am sure I could have played around with it more but was pleased with the outcome.  I also saved the recipe to apply to others.  I hope this helps you.
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: revup67 on July 06, 2012, 05:30:14 PM
Cleaned this one up a bit in LR 4

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8158/7516867588_5e693ea024_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/7516867588/)
4th of July 2012 (Misson Viejo, CA) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/7516867588/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: @!ex on July 06, 2012, 09:15:09 PM
Most of these are pretty nice shots, although I really prefer there to be some foreground in the shot, as pictures of fireworks with no context really aren't that exciting IMHO.   I often find that the foreground is what makes the shot for me and in addition exposing the foreground and the fireworks is where the challenge really lies.  Just a few thoughts.
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: revup67 on July 07, 2012, 03:20:57 AM
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Most of these are pretty nice shots, although I really prefer there to be some foreground in the shot, as pictures of fireworks with no context really aren't that exciting IMHO.   I often find that the foreground is what makes the shot for me and in addition exposing the foreground and the fireworks is where the challenge really lies.  Just a few thoughts.

Interesting thought though these fireworks (mine at least) were put on by the city were so grandiose I'm not sure how one would be able to get objects in a foreground.  That might be a challenge in order to get the entire height and capitalize on this complete display you'd have to be several hundred feet back or have a fisheye, TSE lens 17mm.  Perhaps something like a lit pool in the foreground?  though that might steal the true subject matter.  Would be interested in seeing a better example if you know of where one exists..thanks.
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: @!ex on July 07, 2012, 03:58:55 AM
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Most of these are pretty nice shots, although I really prefer there to be some foreground in the shot, as pictures of fireworks with no context really aren't that exciting IMHO.   I often find that the foreground is what makes the shot for me and in addition exposing the foreground and the fireworks is where the challenge really lies.  Just a few thoughts.

Interesting thought though these fireworks (mine at least) were put on by the city were so grandiose I'm not sure how one would be able to get objects in a foreground.  That might be a challenge in order to get the entire height and capitalize on this complete display you'd have to be several hundred feet back or have a fisheye, TSE lens 17mm.  Perhaps something like a lit pool in the foreground?  though that might steal the true subject matter.  Would be interested in seeing a better example if you know of where one exists..thanks.

Get farther back or shoot at a wider angle, just as you suggested.  The picture I posted was shot at 14mm, otherwise it would have missed the foreground.
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: myone on July 07, 2012, 04:59:37 AM
Revup: Yes I noticed that too. I have been trying to get it smooth but not much luck. I even turned down sharpening all the way to "0", and tried your settings, still getting jagged lines.

Is that my settings that is causing the jagged lines? What might be causing this?


myone....fine shots..with good control over the exposure as well.  I noted my 5D MK3 is performing the same as yours is doing as an example with your first photo. (I thought it was mine only originally as I didn't see this issue two years prior with the 7D).  Do you see how the how the fall off of the fireworks has that "saw blade" look to it?  I caught this immediately so I post processed in DPP with these settings..see if they help you:
contrast -4
highlight -2
shadow +3
color saturation +1
Unsharp - all at zero
I'm sure there are other apps where that would soften the photo even further

My photo had a smoother effect (not eliminated though).  I am sure I could have played around with it more but was pleased with the outcome.  I also saved the recipe to apply to others.  I hope this helps you.
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: revup67 on July 07, 2012, 02:52:59 PM
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Revup: Yes I noticed that too. I have been trying to get it smooth but not much luck. I even turned down sharpening all the way to "0", and tried your settings, still getting jagged lines.  Is that my settings that is causing the jagged lines? What might be causing this?

Still investigating on this end, initially I thought it was the settings..as of right now, I'm not a 100% positive on this phenomenon.  Though not all of my photos have this effect from 7/4 only a hand full and they have been deleted though of the ones I kept, a few still have a slight saw blade look.  I did look at the original RAW files and zoomed on screen to 100% to make sure it wasn't the monitor and the problem lessens a bit.  Try that on your end, see if at 100% view in the affected areas if the issue is diminished or not.

Update:  just downloaded your photo and opened the JPG at 100%.  The issue diminishes greatly.  This tells me the dimensions of your upload are too high.  Try resizing your image to a 800 width, upload here, then we can see if that works.  I did mine at 1920x1280 then posted the Medium BBCode off flickr into the thread above and they seem OK
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: revup67 on July 07, 2012, 09:42:05 PM
Here's another - just getting around to post processing the remainder of the batch.  Settings were F10, ISO 100, 11 seconds, 83mm, BULB, tripod (Y), TR cable. Adobe Light Room 4 post processed (JPG from RAW)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8159/7524166074_63fb94fb28_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/7524166074/)
Lake Mission Viejo, CA 4th of July (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/7524166074/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: TexasBadger on July 07, 2012, 10:34:16 PM
PyroPalm taken at Plano, TX
5D3, 24-70 2.8L @ 32mm, F8, Bulb (3 seconds), ISO 100     
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: picturesbyme on July 07, 2012, 11:59:36 PM
Would but don't have a 5D3 .... :)
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: @!ex on July 08, 2012, 04:52:53 AM
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Get farther back or shoot at a wider angle, just as you suggested.  The picture I posted was shot at 14mm, otherwise it would have missed the foreground.

@!ex..thanks..yes I am aware of the wide angle (have a 8-15 and 16-35) as an option however I chose the 70-300 for good reason.  About 6 inches behind me was a pool.  My camera was clearing a 5.5 foot high wrought iron fence via a tripod.  Between the fence and the pool is about 10 inches of concrete.  This is the 10" walk path around the pool barricaded by the fence so wide angle was not an option.   if I shot from the other side of the pool the ugly 3 foot wall with 2.5 foot high fence would have been in every scene. I was at a neighbors BBQ and hauled my gear over there.  I was fortunate to get these as my neighbor climbed the fence about 30 minutes prior to cut away at some of the City's oleander brush at my request which was raging at about 5 feet high as well obscuring the view.  I believe I've got a good eye (so I've been told) just sometimes the surroundings prohibit the exploitation of the photographer.  These were certainly very tight quarters!

Rev, Fair enough, but I would argue that to get truly original/interesting shots a photographer should utilize his surroundings to have the shot tell a story.  I mean just look at the various shots of fire works in this gallery so far.  Most of them could be interchangeable with the others, because they don't have much of an individual story to tell.  I'll use an example; Clouds are very interesting, and can make beautiful subjects for pictures (just like fireworks), but I find it much more compelling if the clouds are a part of a story.  I could drive out a bit east (I live in colorado and clouds here are really spectacular, especially out on the plains to the east) and capture a lot of tightly cropped cloud pictures that would be real nice examples of weather photography.  In my experience (both from selling commercial, and fine art photography as well as just examining photography and art with a critical eye) I find that simple pictures of clouds won't appeal to the general public.  What people want is a story, a context for the cloud. It gives it a reason and context to be menacing, or lovely, or whatever it is, and in doing so, it gives it interest.  I know you must have a very good eye, but I would surmise that a shot of the pool you were near or even the people you were around might have really added some human interest and context to your shots.  I often think pictures of everyday life add much more to the interest to a shot than the cookie cutter grander of fireworks (or any interchangeable subject matter) shot could ever hope to without.

Along the lines of a parallel between clouds and fireworks that I've already created, I'll give you a concrete example.  Here is a picture I took on the roof of my Mom's building.  I could have easily just taken a picture of the dark storm clouds rolling in, but instead I took a picture of the context, and in doing so this picture has a story which gives it more power.

Just a few thoughts....




Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: cosedi on July 08, 2012, 06:48:00 PM
My first picture post on CR:  5D3 + Tamron 70-300 SP with IS off.  I started out with mirror lockup, bulb mode, and trigger, but the two stages of mirror up, then shutter release was too complicated for me.  I ended up just using bulb mode and trigger.  I would vary my ISO depending on the rough amount of time I wanted to open my shutter.  Used hand as a quick cover for the long exposures where I wanted to overlay multiple fireworks, but these images didn't turn out so good.  :)  If I were able to do it over again, I would have shot a bit wider to allow for better cropping and better composition (the city was in the background).

(http://edwei.smugmug.com/photos/i-3tPJz8n/0/X3/i-3tPJz8n-X3.jpg)

(http://edwei.smugmug.com/photos/i-krWZSdC/0/X3/i-krWZSdC-X3.jpg)

(http://edwei.smugmug.com/photos/i-rd3Q3gZ/0/X3/i-rd3Q3gZ-X3.jpg)

The album with more images:
http://edwei.smugmug.com/Holidays/2012-07-04-PVE-Backyard/24039849_qNFczT (http://edwei.smugmug.com/Holidays/2012-07-04-PVE-Backyard/24039849_qNFczT)
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: Tammy on July 09, 2012, 04:37:05 PM
Bouquet of Flowers
Rose Bowl, CA.

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/282717_4301606261595_648414226_n.jpg)

multiple exposure, bulb mode, 4-5 sec per shot x3

a few others..

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/208868_4316048302637_1883685386_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s720x720/293762_4295860637958_1375287293_n.jpg)

some illegal fireworks, right on the streets of East L.A. in the hispanic gangland neighborhoods.. had an encounter and could have had my 5D3/gear stolen. phew! had a tripod with me but shot at ISO 6400 handheld to be more discreet, hiding my camera from shadowy onlooking locals in between shot opportunities. Of course, that didn't quite work out and i was interrogated as to my activities.

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/426927_4295647952641_2100135515_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/600114_4316049582669_126466243_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: distant.star on July 09, 2012, 06:47:17 PM


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Something different. Local fire department stopped the parade for a few minutes to do a memorial remembrance of two firefighters killed fighting a fire on July 4, 2002.

(http://wetracy.smugmug.com/Holidays/Summer-Holidays/i-T7Lg62P/0/M/IMG0263-M.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: eeek on July 09, 2012, 07:13:57 PM
My 5D2 did better than my 5D3...  Mostly just because of the how the shoot laid out.
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: mitchell3417 on July 09, 2012, 08:56:52 PM
STL
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: distant.star on July 09, 2012, 10:09:43 PM

some illegal fireworks, right on the streets of East L.A. in the hispanic gangland neighborhoods.. had an encounter and could have had my 5D3/gear stolen. phew! had a tripod with me but shot at ISO 6400 handheld to be more discreet, hiding my camera from shadowy onlooking locals in between shot opportunities. Of course, that didn't quite work out and i was interrogated as to my activities.



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What were you doing there? That's an area where parole officers won't even go to pursue parolees at large. I can't imagine how they let you leave with expensive camera equipment!
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: @!ex on July 10, 2012, 01:02:00 AM
@!ex..(sorry all, sidestepping for a moment) I completely agree Alex with what you have said with respect to mine and the others that just show off the colors.  Mundane perhaps or ho-hum.  Yours are quite good I would just offer to you to watch the overexposure.  For me it's too glaring and drives away the total awe that the photo could have (somewhat of a distraction). There's several places in those stadium shots and also in your cloud shot above which give the tell tale HDR sign.  It's possible that your stadium shot's overexposure is from the HDR as I have noticed that happens with Photomatix.  How does your single image look by comparison with respect to the latter? Anyway, all of this boils down to thinking out of the box which you do a fair job of demonstrating, breakaway from the norm and do something different.  Sometimes we get to wrapped up in the subject matter itself (the highlight) and ignore other props / settings / objects that could add more dimension to the photo.  Speaking of clouds..anyone could take a photo of various cloud types as you say but stepping aside to see what else can be done is the real art in the photo..here's a shot of that caliber.  there were so many great views at this location but I couldn't find a good foreground object to make the photo that much better.  With in-climate weather on the way, I hiked further until I found a suitable object, nabbed this one and said screw the rain!  Took about an hour to get the mud off my hiking boots..well worth it.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7215/7007230497_3c15675f68_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/7007230497/)
 Without You (Press L to Land Here) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/7007230497/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr

So, the stadium shot really shouldn't have any tell tale HDR artifacts, because it isn't HDR.  I actually just blended 3 shots, and then did a star trail stack of the 3 where the fireworks were (basically using the LIGHTEN blend mode on different layers).  I do agree though that the exposure was a too high, so I lowered it a bit, thanks for the critique (attached version).

Second, very cool shot of the clouds and the bench.  Much more story to the shot, which not only adds to the composition but also adds a human element to it.  I am not usually a hug he fan of selective color (although I am guilty of using it once or twice).  I'd like to see the un selectively colored version, too if you still have it around.

Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: @!ex on July 10, 2012, 01:04:53 AM
STL

Love the comp.  I think it might benefit from dropping the gamma down a bit to darken and punch it up a bit, but overall very nice.
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: revup67 on July 10, 2012, 04:13:47 AM
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So, the stadium shot really shouldn't have any tell tale HDR artifacts, because it isn't HDR.  I actually just blended 3 shots, and then did a star trail stack of the 3 where the fireworks were (basically using the LIGHTEN blend mode on different layers).  I do agree though that the exposure was a too high, so I lowered it a bit, thanks for the critique (attached version).

Second, very cool shot of the clouds and the bench.  Much more story to the shot, which not only adds to the composition but also adds a human element to it.  I am not usually a hug he fan of selective color (although I am guilty of using it once or twice).  I'd like to see the un selectively colored version, too if you still have it around.

Wasn't sure as indicated about your stadium shot but the cleaned up version above is def. better.  The cloud shot was HDR though?  I might have that non selective color version somewhere..but you and I should PM from here forward..we've seriously diverted off the 4th topic..and I posted a 7D shot!  Uggh..Ok will clean this up now to keep in line with the thread.
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: revup67 on July 10, 2012, 04:19:07 AM
Tammy..very nice work!
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: param on July 10, 2012, 09:21:40 AM
Another one from STL. 5D3+70-200 2.8 In the full res image its possible to see murals inside the dome through the windows and fireworks across the observation deck on the arch, unbelievable. 

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8005/7512038424_dc882ed91d.jpg)

more July 4th photos on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/71403598@N08/7512038424/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/71403598@N08/7512038424/#)
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: Bosman on July 11, 2012, 01:02:45 AM
Taken at Exposition Park, Los Angeles
Excellent!
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: Bosman on July 11, 2012, 01:04:31 AM
My 5D2 did better than my 5D3...  Mostly just because of the how the shoot laid out.
Stunning
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: @!ex on July 11, 2012, 06:02:34 PM
Another one from STL. 5D3+70-200 2.8 In the full res image its possible to see murals inside the dome through the windows and fireworks across the observation deck on the arch, unbelievable. 

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8005/7512038424_dc882ed91d.jpg)

more July 4th photos on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/71403598@N08/7512038424/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/71403598@N08/7512038424/#)

Very nice shot and composition.  What were your settings?
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: param on July 11, 2012, 08:08:24 PM

Very nice shot and composition.  What were your settings?

Bulb mode, 13 sec at f14, iso200

Had to go for a really long exposure since the old courthouse dome does not have any lighting, not sure if it's always the case or has something to do with the ongoing renovations. Luckily the burst were spread out very nicely across the frame so negligible blown out highlights.
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: Northstar on July 24, 2012, 07:22:09 AM
Another one from STL. 5D3+70-200 2.8 In the full res image its possible to see murals inside the dome through the windows and fireworks across the observation deck on the arch, unbelievable. 

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8005/7512038424_dc882ed91d.jpg)

more July 4th photos on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/71403598@N08/7512038424/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/71403598@N08/7512038424/#)

What a great shot param...fantastic.
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: bdunbar79 on August 05, 2012, 12:20:59 AM
I'm finally posting one.  This was with the 5D3 and 24mm f/1.4L II lens. 
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: Bosman on August 16, 2012, 04:09:12 PM
Frankenmuth Michigan. The finale was a cacophony of m80 insanity shaking the earth for like a solid min. It was amazing! 5DM3 with 24LII @ F8. Perfect lens for fireworks!
Title: Re: Post Your 4th of July Photos
Post by: bornshooter on December 16, 2012, 02:50:42 AM
PyroPalm taken at Plano, TX
5D3, 24-70 2.8L @ 32mm, F8, Bulb (3 seconds), ISO 100     
too much black negative space in this image could be more interesting with a tighter crop