American 4th

© Martin J. Preslar

American 4th

Uploaded: July 06, 2008


The reflections in the cars caught my eye as I shot the fireworks this 4th of July. I took several shots to get the right mixture of fireworks, reflections, and people.

F/8, 1.3s, 24mm ISO-100, Tripod mounted, cable release.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 13/10 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 24.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 20D


Christie R. Bielss July 08, 2008

Great shot Marty!! I love the reflections on the cars and the silhouetting of the people! #957032

Martin J. Preslar July 08, 2008

Thanks Christie! Too bad it won't be entered in the contest here, since I am not going to pay for a premium gallery just to enter the contests!

Martin J. Preslar August 26, 2008

Well, I bit the bullet and got the 'basic' BetterPholio... Here's hoping this one does well! :)

JudyAnn Rector level-deluxe June 01, 2009

Very interesting image, Marty... the combination you worked for REALLY works!! I know what you mean about the money... it sure can get a bit pricey!! May I be nosey and ask where you DO enter that dose NOT cost anything? #7585913

Martin J. Preslar June 01, 2009

Thanks JudyAnn. Most of the places that I used to enter that were free are membership places now. The only free ones that I still enter are and I have been too busy to enter most contests lately. #7586253

Maria Warren level-classic June 01, 2009

very cool photo:) #7586425

Martin J. Preslar June 01, 2009

Thanks Maria.

I should add that this photo, along with a few others from my portfolio, were recently among my first "Fine Art" sales from my business. I have sold sports photographs before, but this was my first sale of art and nature photos. :) #7587234

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