Malta Feast

Renata Gusciora level-classic 8/9/2008 4:59:35 AM

Fabulous image,Laurence!! #976404

Lynne Morris level-classic 8/9/2008 5:22:54 AM

Wow Laurence this is beautiful, fantastic colours and lighting. #6290893

Linda Boehme level-classic 8/9/2008 5:25:41 AM

Wow!!!! Awesome image, Laurence! #6290897

Mary E. Lake 8/9/2008 5:34:10 AM

Wonderful Laurence, :) #6290931

Linda D. Lester level-classic 8/9/2008 6:20:08 AM

OH MY this is awesome!!!! Beautiful! #6291061

Patricia Seidler level-classic 8/9/2008 6:46:19 AM

Great color and composition Laurence. #6291148

Kelly R. Arceneaux level-classic 8/9/2008 7:43:37 AM

WOW ! very beautiful shot the colors are Awesome !!!

Kelly #6291291

Cyn D Valentine level-classic 8/9/2008 8:41:57 AM

Spectacular Laurence..big wow!! The comp and colors are beautiful!!! #6291450

Tammy Espino 8/9/2008 2:23:55 PM

Perfect timing, Outstanding!!!! #6292319

Vladan D. Djordjevic 8/9/2008 4:03:44 PM

Fantastic image! #6292499

Maria Zammit level-classic 8/9/2008 6:03:51 PM

Awesome colours Laurence! #6292843

Maria Zammit level-classic 8/9/2008 6:03:52 PM

Awesome colours Laurence! #6292844

Mata Patan 8/11/2008 11:09:44 AM

You don't loose a festa! :-)
This is a winner!!!
It'a an explosion of colors, energy and perfection! #6299704

Jennifer L. Alder 8/14/2008 12:28:09 AM

WINNER WINNER WINNER!!!!!
WTG, Laurence :) #6310782

May K. Vokaty 8/14/2008 5:41:03 AM

WOW!!! Fabulous! #6311805

Renee Doyle level-classic 8/17/2008 3:03:58 AM

Absolute winner all the way!!!! Fantastic Laurence!! #6323520

Sharon Day level-classic 8/23/2008 6:23:00 PM

Awesome shot, Laurence!!! I just can't imagine this won't win something! #6357282

Renata Gusciora level-classic 9/22/2008 9:31:47 AM

Huge congratulations on this fabulous finalist!!!!Good luck in the second round!!!:-) #6488650

Stefania Barbier level-classic 9/22/2008 10:25:59 AM

amazing finalist Laurence..... WTG congratulations!!!!! #6489270

Tiia Vissak level-classic 9/22/2008 10:41:33 AM

Congratulations! #6489534

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 9/22/2008 10:56:47 AM

Wowieeee!
A beautiful finalist!
Big congrats!!!
~Lisa #6489756

Laurence Saliba level-classic 9/22/2008 11:55:53 AM

Thanks everyone!!!!! #6490626

KV Day level-classic 9/22/2008 11:58:36 AM

Vavavoom on this one! Congrats on all your finalist! #6490658

Elida Gutierrez 9/22/2008 12:40:39 PM

Congratulations on your FINALIST!!! #6491050

Kristi A. Howson 9/22/2008 3:02:15 PM

Congratulations and Best of Luck in the next round!!! WOW...perfect exposure and fantastic light show! #6492150

Peter Appelbaum level-classic 9/22/2008 4:25:09 PM

Stunning finalist Laurence. Peter #6492799

Sam Britt level-classic 9/22/2008 6:53:14 PM

Congratulations, Laurence! #6494314

Jennifer L. Alder 9/22/2008 7:45:39 PM

See my first comment ;)
Congrats! #6494937

Renee Doyle level-classic 9/22/2008 9:41:41 PM

Fantastic!!! Big congratulations to you dear Laurence!! #6495931

Corinne M. Thompson level-classic 9/23/2008 8:35:43 AM

Most excellent capture, Congrats on your Finalist! #6498671

Sylvia Rossler level-classic 9/23/2008 2:05:57 PM

WTG !!!! Big congrats on your wonderful finalist Laurence :o) #6500124

Karen Engelbreth level-classic 9/23/2008 3:57:27 PM

Congratulations, Laurence.... #6500580

Renee Doyle level-classic 9/23/2008 3:59:55 PM

WooHoo!!! WTG Laurence - BIG Congratulations on this wonderful 1st Place Win!! #6500592

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 9/23/2008 4:20:35 PM

Yessssssss!!!
Gorgeous!!!
Big congrats on your first place win!
Sharing the joy, Lisa♥ #6500807

Linda D. Lester level-classic 9/23/2008 4:29:11 PM

Awesome....Congratulations! #6500901

Sam Britt level-classic 9/23/2008 4:55:24 PM

Congratulations on your First Prize winner, Laurence! #6501145

Erica Murphy level-classic 9/23/2008 4:56:43 PM

This is magnificent! #6501162

Jessica Jenney level-classic 9/23/2008 5:19:15 PM

Congratulations, Laurence on your gorgeous First Place Win! #6501325

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 9/23/2008 5:30:32 PM

I just knew this would be a winner....congratulations Lawrence on this First Place win!

jo ann c. #6501416

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 9/23/2008 5:51:39 PM

This is amazing Laurence, congratulations!! A beautiful first place image!! #6501515

Cyn D Valentine level-classic 9/23/2008 5:55:19 PM

WTG Laurence!! Fantastic winner..big congratulations!! #6501540

Gail Vitikacs level-classic 9/23/2008 5:56:38 PM

Terrific news Lawrence! CONGRATS! #6501549

Revonda L. Gentry level-classic 9/23/2008 6:05:40 PM

WTG!! A big congrats to you, Lawrence!! #6501599

Anna Diederich level-classic 9/23/2008 6:14:06 PM

Congratulations Laurence!!! #6501638

RC Fritz 9/23/2008 7:18:27 PM

Great job! Big Congratulations, Laurence!! Well deserved WINNER!! #6501929

Teresa A. Burnett level-classic 9/23/2008 8:06:29 PM

Congratulations Laurence on this stunning winner!! #6502182

Dr. Harmeet Singh level-classic 9/23/2008 8:24:26 PM

Congratulations Laurence... #6502243

Laurence Saliba level-classic 9/23/2008 9:13:58 PM

Thanks everyone!!! :)) #6502449

Arnie Horwitz level-classic 9/23/2008 9:51:52 PM

Congratulations, Laurence, on this great winner! #6502613

Robert K. Bemus level-classic 9/23/2008 10:11:23 PM

Congratulations on your 1st place win, Laurence!! #6502693

Stefania Barbier level-classic 9/23/2008 10:11:49 PM

WOOOOOWWWW Laurence!!! SPECTACULAR first place winner!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS WTG!!!! #6502695

Mary K. Robison level-classic 9/23/2008 10:43:48 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this gorgeous First Place Winner, Laurence! Well deserved! #6502853

Brett Dolsen 9/23/2008 10:51:12 PM

Congratulations Laurence!!Fantastic result on your awesome capture!!Brett #6502892

Tiia Vissak level-classic 9/23/2008 10:57:52 PM

Congratulations on your winner! #6502925

Renata Gusciora level-classic 9/23/2008 11:01:02 PM

Yes,yes,yes!!!!!I knew it!!!!:-)))Huge congratulations on this bewitching winner,Laurence!!!!:-) #6502944

Laurence Saliba level-classic 9/23/2008 11:17:30 PM

Thanks dear friends!!!! #6503032

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 9/23/2008 11:30:28 PM

SPECTACULAR is this picture and SPECIAL is your talent. Congrats. on this marvelous First Place Win. #6503071

Katarina Mansson level-classic 9/24/2008 3:34:08 AM

Congratulations on your gorgeous 1st Place win! Love the colors, details, light and composition. #6503836

Anita Hogue level-classic 9/24/2008 5:17:59 AM

WOW, this is fabulous! Congratulations on this beauty and your other winners, Laurence!!! #6504356

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 9/24/2008 5:21:38 AM

Congrats on your Win Laurence!! Jeff #6504376

Lynne Morris level-classic 9/24/2008 5:25:35 AM

Huge Congratulations on this beautiful winner Laurence, you sure had a good month :) #6504388

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 9/24/2008 5:46:31 AM

A spectacular First Place win, Laurence! Congratulations! #6504471

Peter Appelbaum level-classic 9/24/2008 5:53:17 AM

Congrats on your First Place Laurence. Peter #6504511

Cheryl E. Davis level-classic 9/24/2008 6:46:08 AM

Congrats on your win! Laurence, you have an amazing gallery! This is the first time I have looked through it. You have an excellent eye, and your gallery is so full of color! I enjoyed looking at all of your work! #6504752

Elida Gutierrez level-classic 9/24/2008 6:59:19 AM


CONGRATULATIONS!!!

 "The Golden Thophy"

A Special Trophy for

"August Winners"


 


 

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Laurence Saliba level-classic 9/24/2008 7:02:22 AM

Thank you all!!!!! #6504830

Nadya Johnson level-classic 9/24/2008 7:59:53 AM

Laurence, a huge congratulations on your First Prize Winner! I thought I sent congrats earlier but it did not go through. Way to go!! #6505146

Jennifer L. Alder level-classic 9/24/2008 8:56:40 AM

See my first comment ;)
YAY!!! Big congrats my friend on your first place win :) #6505519

Sylvia Rossler level-classic 9/24/2008 9:53:10 AM

HUge COngrats on your awesome first place winner my friend !!!! WTG !!! #6505816

Tarun Bose level-classic 9/24/2008 10:14:54 AM

Big congrats Laurence for your First prize winner. #6505959

Rakesh Syal level-classic 9/24/2008 11:08:42 AM

Love the colors, details, light and composition! Huge congrats Laurence for your First prize winner. #6506229

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic 9/24/2008 11:54:44 AM

Gorgeous lighting and colors..Congratulations Laurence on your First Place win!! #6506436

Janice Mezzacappa level-classic 9/24/2008 1:26:39 PM

WOW thanks so much for creating this absolutely fantastic, perfect image Laurence......CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!! #6506806

Robert Baer level-classic 9/24/2008 4:34:27 PM

laurence
this is just beautiful. congrats on your great win!!! #6507467

Monika Sapek level-classic 9/24/2008 5:26:03 PM

Amazing work, Laurence! Many congratulations on your First Place Win!
Monika

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Laurence Saliba level-classic 9/24/2008 8:01:32 PM

Thank you all dear dear friends!!! #6508288

Su Sana E. P level-classic 9/24/2008 10:03:46 PM

Lawrence, huge Congratulations on this outstanding First Place Winner!! #6508623

Cindy Bendush level-classic 9/24/2008 10:27:32 PM

Big Congrats on this fabulous first place winner Laurence!!! #6508681

Vladan D. Djordjevic level-classic 9/24/2008 10:30:19 PM

Congratulations Laurence on this terrific winner!!

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Sirsendu Gayen level-classic 9/25/2008 5:43:04 AM

Big Congratulations. #6510063

Kimi A. Phillips level-classic 9/25/2008 7:33:27 AM

Congrats on this beauty!!:) #6510477

Wally Orlowsky level-classic 9/26/2008 2:24:19 AM

Congratulations on this colorful winner, Laurence! #6514155

Max Aureli 9/26/2008 5:06:24 AM

Exceptional and amaze beautiful explosions of lights and color in this exposure, Laurence!!!
Big Congratulations for your Winner!!! #6514924

Alessandro Zocchi 9/26/2008 7:04:08 AM

Real congratulations ! Amazing picture ! #6515469

Brian Cassar 9/26/2008 9:02:19 AM

Brilliant shot Laurence. Congratulations! #6515848

Laurence Saliba level-classic 9/26/2008 10:34:13 AM

Thanks so much everyone!!!! #6516142

Laurence Saliba level-classic 9/26/2008 10:49:29 AM

Thanks so much everyone!!!! #6516197

Colleen Farrell level-classic 9/26/2008 12:45:22 PM

Wow!! Awesome capture, Laurence!! Big congratulations on your first place win!! #6516617

Lindley Johnson level-classic 9/26/2008 5:11:05 PM

Fantastic, Laurence - a hugely deserving first-place win! #6517460

Donna W. Neal 9/27/2008 6:32:35 AM

Outstanding image Laurence, Congratulations for a well deserved win. #6519549

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 9/27/2008 6:07:24 PM

Congratulations Laurence on your Win.

Dominick #6521613

Datha Y. Thompson level-classic 9/27/2008 10:26:33 PM

Congratulations!!!! AWESOME!!!! :0) #6522179

Naufal MQ level-classic 9/28/2008 12:43:25 AM

Fantastic shot.... Congrats!! #6522505

Susan Hardman level-classic 9/28/2008 6:37:06 AM

Stunning capture!! Congratulations on your win. #6523257

Linda Blair level-classic 9/28/2008 3:13:27 PM

Fabulous shot....congratulations on your wonderful win!!!!!! #6524916

Peter Mantione level-classic 9/29/2008 5:21:48 PM

AUGURIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII #6530124

Silvio Grech level-classic 10/1/2008 11:25:41 PM

Wowww...... big congrats Laurence for your First prize winner, awguri. #6541383

Candice C. Calhoun level-classic 10/5/2008 5:34:10 PM

Perhaps the finest night shot I have ever seen! Huge Congratulations! WTG!

ccc #6557119

DiAnna F. Paulk level-classic 10/5/2008 6:35:29 PM

Oh My Word, Laurence!!! This is INCREDIBLE!! I was so pleased to see your name under this beautiful image!! Congrats! #6557333

Sachin D. Das level-classic 10/16/2008 4:31:22 AM

I have no words to say how beautiful this picture is. I've been trying to shoot fire works since two years but this is magical. Shutter? aperture? white balance?

Sachin #6607712

Laurence Saliba level-classic 10/16/2008 8:22:40 AM

Thanks so much. Sachin I use very different exposures depending also on foreground lighting. I never exceed 5 second exposures at F11 to F16. Focusing is always manual also. never leave the camera on autofocus and always use a cable release. #6608698

Sachin D. Das level-classic 10/17/2008 2:54:54 AM

Thanks laurence, any particular white balance. I have tried shooting at 2seconds but it always blurs. Do you do any post correction, what software and how? It's always good to learn from a Guru.
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Laurence Saliba level-classic 10/17/2008 4:58:48 AM

White balance usually on Auto but I always try to experiment with other settings but they all seem to have very similar reults. Post correction is minimal. I only fine tune the levels to get that perfect black even when there is some smoke. I use Photoshop usually. If you are getting a blur your tripod is not sturdy enough. Also another thing I do is use a piece of black cloth and I keep the camera covered to minimize any light entering from behind through the viewfinfder. These long exposures need a very sturdy tripod and cable release or remote.
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Ellen Hodges level-classic 10/24/2008 10:10:49 AM

Congrats on a great image, Lawrence!! #6653063

William88 level-classic 10/25/2008 8:25:02 AM

Superb fireworks shot! congratulations on your first place win!! #6658158

A P level-classic 11/12/2008 11:20:50 AM

Just incredible Lawrence. Congrats on this very well deserved Win!! #6745746

Kerry Hill level-classic 11/16/2008 6:04:58 PM

Absolutely awesome, Laurence!!! Huge congratulations, it's well deserved!! #6763734

Summer A. Kozisek level-classic 11/16/2008 7:51:59 PM

This is spectacular! Congratulations Laurence!!! #6764052

Janice Mezzacappa level-classic 11/30/2008 1:41:18 PM

Outstanding, Big Congrats on this well-deserved masterpiece Laurence! #6830973

Jennifer A. Lambert 1/5/2009 12:06:58 PM

Laurence,
WOW !!! This is spectacular !!! I wanted to congratulate you on this winning. It deserves the win !! I LOVE all of your new work. You are so very talented.
I haven't been able to be on BP for many months, but I am back and hopefully will have some new stuff up very soon.
Keep Inspiring and Being Inspired, Jenny N Alabama #6985853

Toni Riggs 3/8/2009 7:51:38 PM

WOW! This is really beautiful! Congrats! #7260185

Dianna Murphy level-classic 5/20/2009 6:07:08 PM

Holly cow lawrence, you're gonna make some money on this one. How'd I ever miss it... sorry. Fantastic work. Thanks for the tips too. #7541677

Julianne Bradford level-classic 8/1/2009 1:13:56 PM

Absolutely fabulous Laurence!! Congratulations and Kudos on this magnificent capture. This one will be hard to top for a very long time! How fun for you!! #7804491

Lori Carlson level-classic 9/6/2009 4:08:47 PM

This is super super stunning!!!! =) Congrats!! #7920572

Kim Andelkovic (Kovic) level-classic 4/12/2010 5:26:00 PM

Congrats on a stunning image it fab as.... #8529696

Rich Helmer level-classic 5/3/2010 9:44:03 PM

Amazing shot here Laurence!!! Your gallery is awesome!!!! #8587517

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