Sunday, July 5, 2009

Celebrating Freedom - Surreal Fireworks!

I took this 2 years ago...I loved how the ground lit up and took on an almost surreal look, like a painting!

For those photographers out there - just a note about shooting fireworks...if you have this function on your camera, turn on "Noise Reduction". It's used to eliminate noise in the dark areas of long exposures. I've had a lot of success using that feature. The one drawback using this function, as in this case, was that I had to wait 10 seconds for the function to eliminate any noise before I shot another photo...but I think the wait was worth it!

Camera: Canon Rebel XT
Location: Pullman, Washington
Time and Conditions: Partly cloudy
Mode: Program AE - Shutter Priority
Focal Length: 18-55@35mm
Aperture: f/8
Shutter: 10 sec
ISO: 100
White Balance: Auto
Make sure you click on the photo for a larger view.


gianlucio said...

Beautiful pictures and beautiful blog ...

Cat Ludwig Studio said...

It was definitely worth the wait. Stunning photo!

Thanks for the photography tip:)

Sheila said...


Laurie said...

Spectacular shot David!!!