Fireworks on the Fourth -- McKinney, TX [Fourth of July Pictures]

© Piper Lehman

Fireworks on the Fourth -- McKinney, TX

Uploaded: July 22, 2002 15:32:53


Nikon N90s; Sigma 300mm; Fuji Velvia; tripod


Terry Gee July 22, 2002

What settings do you use to get that? I tried to get fireworks, but just used auto settings. #6769

Piper Lehman July 22, 2002

Hi, Terry. I don't remember the exact exposure, but I believe my aperture was either f/16 or f/22. I wanted the streaks to be sharp -- the smaller aperture openings worked best for this. As for speed, I set my shutter on bulb most of the time and just shot various lengths of time, trying to get more than a couple of bursts on each frame. Sometimes I let 2 or 3 bursts go off, and sometimes I waited a good 5 or 6 bursts. This looks like one of the 2-3 bursts shots. Thanks for commenting! By the way, this is Velvia rated at 50.

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