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Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Fireworks

A great camera.. but a photographer not well acquainted with the greatness..

Need to play with the camera some more I guess!

Here are a few shots from tonights fireworks. I thought if I used the manual mode and went all the way to F25 or F32! and kept the exposure at anywhere from 2 to 4 seconds (with the ISO still at 100), there should be crisp lines tracing every little dot of light streaking across the sky.












I believe the results are exactly that! But this looks too artificial! Next time, I go down to F8 or F11 and do the same thing. Well, there is always New year fireworks.


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11 Comments:

I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 12:23 AM, Blogger visithra wrote...

oooh fireworks

if ure using the dslr - u have to set it at a bigger shutter speed as slow as you can go

8 - 10 secs n ensure it is stable

n ur apecture should be the highest

http://www.flickr.com/photos/visithra/380023457/in/set-72157594395662690/

this was the best i got on my cam apec f/8 (my highest) and shutter speed 2.5 sec

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 8:16 PM, Blogger Sundar Narayanan wrote...

Visithra ,

I had F22 / 2 seconds.

I think the problem is not the fireworks itself. they turned out better than any fireworks I have captured in my old S30. However the issue is relative distance. I zoomed into the fireworks in an attempt to manual focus somewhere on the core of the fireball! Also there is no frame of reference to put the large size of the fireworks in perspective. I was sitting in an open school ground. I should have had a few buildings, bridges or something along those lines to frame the fireworks! aw.. better luck next time..

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 10:39 AM, Blogger The Visitor wrote...

I would wonder, how could someone have such an insight into what I was thinking when I wrote something if it wasnt the two people sitting next to me on the couch ?

It could be you!

Terri's comment:
Oh, wait, you're already on his blogroll (unlike me - I'm so hurt!) so he'll stop by sometime.

I'm on your blogroll, but Terri isn't!

Terri says 'his blogroll'
That means that s.b. is a male, unless Terri is trying to mislead, deliberately (knowing Terri's mom that is a definite possibility). :D

Again the needle of suspicion points to you.

But s.b. has commented on your blog:
you might have said 'crores of rupees' instead, because that is what was spent!! :-)

- s.b.


So it cannot be you, unless you are deliberately trying to mislead (which I think is improbable) or you are suffering from MPD. :D

Please let me know when you spot the white whale!

Sure Sundar, I'll be on the lookout. :)

PS: Comment relevant to this post - nice pictures. Looks like dandelion photographed with special lighting.

F22/2seconds - You use a tripod?

Including a frame of reference to give perspective - valid point. But that is if you wanted to show it as a fireworks display.

I had wanted to comment on your post My Ex'es. Will do so some time.

PS: Thanks for visiting my blog and and delurking today :)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 3:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote...

sundar:

now that you have ascertained that i am neither your wife nor your mil (*still rotfling*), i must confess that your latest response to one of my comments has exceeded the limits of my (very limited) tamil vocabulary. let's see if i can google out what you wrote! :-)

the visitor:

i stand corrected - i went to your blog from here, not from terri's.

- s.b.

p.s.: sundar, if you read terri, you will surely lose no time in blogrolling him!

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 8:15 PM, Blogger The Visitor wrote...

Hello Sundar,
I am taking a few liberties here, taking up your comment space. :)

@s.b. - I think I got you. If I am not wrong, I might have mentioned you in one of my posts too.
Comparing blogrolls,
terri 'not' on your blogroll
your confession to Sundar here
lead me to you(r meat space identity).

The above phrase, within parenthesis, borrowed from another signature anonymous commentor, anonymouse. I'm sure you'd have met him.

C'ya and Tc - to Sundar and s.b.

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 11:00 PM, Blogger Sundar Narayanan wrote...

Well, thanks to the Visitor and s.b.

I am still confused as ever.

Have visited Terri's site in the past but found no new entries and ergo decided it was one of those dormant blogs.

Yes. I did use a tripod and next time if I sit in a park and take pictures of fireworks, I will take a statue of some sort and put it right next to my tripod to give it the perspective projection.

:)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 12:24 AM, Blogger The Visitor wrote...

Sundar - you are also blogrolled at his site. Doesn't the answer spring to your mind?

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 5:49 PM, Blogger The Visitor wrote...

Finally! :D

PS: I am hurt! :(
I am not responsible for comments posted by Visitors...
Why only me?!

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 9:03 PM, Blogger Sundar Narayanan wrote...

it has been changed!


hopefully there is no blogger called "others" and that person doesnt complain!

:)

btw, there is some history behind the disclaimer on top and this header for the comment. you can find the link under the blog sidebar menu!

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 11:14 PM, Blogger The Visitor wrote...

LOL@ the white whale link.

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 7:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote...

sundar:

maybe you are talking of terri's old site, which has been completely taken over - the link i provided is updated pretty much about once a week!

- s.b.

p.s.: thanks for your comment on my blog. as you can see, i don't really write a lot on there - and thanks for helping me remain anonymous too :-).

 

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