View Full Version : Even more fireworks

07-03-2009, 01:50 AM
The story behind this shot is…I’ve never shot fireworks before but I find myself at the Canada day display and had to try. First I pulled out the e-510 because it has a fireworks scene mode but it wants to do two second exposures and I only have my tabletop tripod with me and….It wouldn’t work due to the crowds and location. So, I pull out the E-3 and try its Program mode handheld but it’s not responding well. There was nothing left but the choice for manual and the 14-45mm lens. My buddy at the event told me his settings when he shot fireworks with film so I started there. ISO 400, f4ish and 1/30th of a sec. I eventually pulled the shutter down to ˝ a sec or so….Anyway, this very fast learning curve produced the following shot which I was semi happy with as a first effort :)


07-03-2009, 10:11 AM
Excellent first effort!

07-03-2009, 10:22 AM
agreed - Nice shot Maw

07-03-2009, 10:40 PM
Thanks guys, here's a couple more from the same show




07-04-2009, 01:15 AM
Who said that E3 got more noise than other brands ?:)
Nice captures !

07-04-2009, 02:22 AM
Very nice!

07-04-2009, 09:28 AM
Nice! OMG..what nice fireworks you get! Ha ha..we get nothing like that!!

Great job.

Mad Aussie
07-04-2009, 04:21 PM
Nice stuff M