Firework Competition I by phil_sandford

Firework Competition I

Carole and I went to a Firework Competition yesterday evening at Belvoir Castle deep in the heart of Leicestershire.

We got their early, very early, 4 hours early, and it wasn’t long before we realised we were pretty new to this outdoor event game in the UK; after an hour, having set up our chairs and cameras, we were getting decidedly chilly and still had 3 hours before the event kicked off. Still we had a picnic.

The crowds came and came, the pre-show entertainment was, to say the least, dire. We had googled “how to take firework photographs” in the morning and had set the cameras up accordingly (Bulb, Long Exposure Nosie Reduction to ‘on’ (later turned to ‘auto (if it needed it, it would do it)), f/11, manual and infinity focus) and pointed them into the sky. The hardest part was judging when to expose and when to stop exposing and, where to point the camera as fireworks explode at different heights.

We got home early this morning (exiting the event was very smooth) but we basically had a cuppa and went to bed, hence the late posting of the photographs this morning). Anyway, in my opinion, this is the best one of the bunch (and I took a large bunch).

Thanks for dropping by as usual, and for your views, comments, favs and continued support of my offerings.

Superb - sparkly and so sharp - love it - fab and a fav
September 1st, 2019  
Nicely done. I was planning to go and take some distant (free) shots but had a prior engagement that clashed
September 1st, 2019  
Lovely and such a clear image. Fireworks photography is challenging, looks like you certainly figured it out!
September 1st, 2019  
September 1st, 2019  
fireworks make such good shows, your timing is outstanding, the clarity and focus superb
September 1st, 2019  
Another fav. Brilliant shot.
September 10th, 2019  
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