Monday, July 2, 2012

Whoop Whoop I Did It...

Last night I took my tripod, my Nikon D7000 and my Tamron 18-270 up to the school grounds to attempt shots of the fireworks that were scheduled for 9:45.  The fireworks, and the pictures were a success.   I was in aperature mode,  set my ISO at 200, my F stop at 13 and held my breath as I began snapping.  Altho, the shutter took what seemed like forever before it would snap back into place....I guess that is what you call a long exposure...huh?  Don't have much  any knowledge of shooting at night.  But I am happy with what I did capture, knowledge or not, actually I think it was probably sheer luck.  If I get another opportunity I may try to shoot in manual mode, just to see the difference. Instead of boring you with shot after shot, I just put them all together in one collage.  Happy 4th!! 

I am so proud of this I am linking to Amy at Love Bug "Show off Your Shot" And for the first time Mosaic Monday at Little Red House

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And since it is Monday, I also have a pic for Rosie's Color Me Weekly.  I captured this last Friday evening when the sun was beginning to set.




"The winds that blow through the wide sky in these mounts, the winds that sweep from Canada to Mexico, from the Pacific to the Atlantic - have always blown on free men." 
 ~  Franklin D. Roosevelt

Until next time.....


18 comments:

  1. I am so impressed, you have captured the fireworks perfectly!! I can't do night photography, well haven't really tried it, no clear skies in London! love your second shot too, do you have that coloured sidebar in photoshop?

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  2. The firework collage is wonderful!

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  3. Your firework pictures came out amazing and I love how you put them all together. You are just too talented!

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  4. IMPRESSIVE!! Deanna, you did good!! What was your shutter speed set at? I'm going to be on my aunt and uncle's boat on the river for the 4th and I want to attempt this. LOVE the shot of the weeds blowing. Looks like you got it at the Golden Hour. Awesome!

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  5. I am in love with your header, Deanna!!! It's so pretty.

    Congrats on getting the fireworks. I would love to try, but we'll be out on the lake doing water sports, I think it'll be best if I leave my camera at home.

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  6. Woohoo ... I would certainly count those fireworks shots a success! Nicely done.

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  7. Great photos of the fireworks and lovely pic for Colour Me Weekly - love the colour palette and the beautiful golden glow!

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  8. Nice work, Deanna. I'll get to practice fireworks shots tomorrow night. :)

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  9. Oh you did well with the fireworks - great work with the thistles Deanna and you picked some lovely colours for the palette.

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  10. Fantastic shots Deanna! I think that any shots after dusk can be a challenge with a DSLR, and trying to capture moving light is even tougher. They turned out really beautiful!

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  11. These shots were fabulous!!!

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  12. You did so well with the firework, Deanna! What a beautiful collage! :)
    Have a lovely 4th of July week!

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  13. Congratulations, Deanna -- these are awesome! I'm kinda jealous. I never have beginner's luck. Lol.

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  14. Yeah, it worked . . . and I love the collage of them, along with your 'color me'!!

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  15. wonderful fireworks images - I love the trailing effect when there is time lag - makes such wonderful patterns and effects. Happy 4th July - have a wonderful week - and thank you for stopping by my blog to say hi! Great to make new contacts through Mosaic Monday!

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  16. Isn't it exciting to capture fireworks...I can't wait to play again.

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  17. Deanna, your fireworks are fantastic, and I absolutely LOVE your color board.
    Such beautiful softness and tones.
    Happy Weekend to you!
    xo.

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  18. Love your fireworks shots Deanna! Looks as if you had alot of fun with this. You can also set your camera on BULB and hand control what time you keep the lens open, till you see visually all that you want in your photo. What fun we are going to have in ITALY with our cameras!!! CAN HARDLY WAIT!

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