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Copyright ©2005, Catherine Gardner ¤ $

This was a tough night. We had set up long before anyone else showed up only to have people start standing right in front of our cameras. Some appeard to not even notice our cameras or tripods. :-) Others were just plain ignorant. Other problem was that my friend thought we were aiming in the right direction only to find that when the fireworks started they were behind the building and I had a tree partially blocking my view. Guess I could've had better shots if I had paid admission.

Photographer: Catherine Gardner ¤ $
Folder: Catherine's
Uploaded: 2005-Aug-18 00:50 EDT
Current Rating: 8.50/2 (Weighted rating: 8.17)
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Camera: Olympus E-1
Lens: Olympus ED 50-200mm f2.8/3.5
Lens Adapter: None
ISO: 200
Aperture: F16
Shutter Speed: 1.5
Focal Length: 112
Flash: No
Tripod/Monopod: Yes
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it may not be of much comfort to you, but I also encountered the same difficulties you did when I first tried my hand at fireworks this past July 1st. However, the results I achieved were not quite as good as what you were able to get. I think that the building, though ever so slightly visible, adds some visual interest to the photo. The overall effect of building, trees, color, and composition all work toward a pleasing image. Good job...despite the adversity! :-)

Blayne Gervais Win ¤ $ at 10:23 EDT on 2005-Aug-18 [Reply]


If you would like to see my feeble attempt at fireworks, I have a few at the following link:

Click the thumbnail for an enlarged view.

Blayne Gervais Win ¤ $ at 10:27 EDT on 2005-Aug-18 [Reply]


I like this shot, beutiful colors. Maybe half a second longer exposure to highlight the building in front, to make it more visible, but that could probably ruin the fireworks, so I guess you did the right ting. Very good thank you.

Trond Hervik ¤ $ at 15:05 EDT on 2005-Aug-18 [Reply]

Thank You Blayne

For your comments. You have some that have really good effects! :-)

Catherine Gardner ¤ $ at 23:07 EDT on 2005-Aug-18 [Reply]

Thank You Trond

for having a look and for your comments. I had darkened this photo just a bit in order to get rid of some of the stragglers around the sides. Unfortunately I don't have great PS skills yet. :-( One day! :-)

Catherine Gardner ¤ $ at 23:12 EDT on 2005-Aug-18 [Reply]


In spite of the problems you captured a wonderful fireworks image here. The colors are beautiful. I like the way that the fireworks look as if they are coming out from the building.

Frank Brault ¤ $ at 16:28 EDT on 2005-Aug-19 [Reply]

Thank You Frank

For having a look and for your comments.

Catherine Gardner ¤ $ at 18:20 EDT on 2005-Aug-19 [Reply]