Another photo outing project, initially meant to shoot Urban Long Exposure, with moving cloud above tall buildings, and traffic trail lights, ended up shooting night architecture presented in black and white. This was partially due to a “No Cloud Night” and the location chosen was not having heavy traffic today. All shots using 50mm prime lens.
- I have never try that before, and I wonder how it may turn out
- I have the privilege to access the Twin Tower, because my office is there
- I will soon not have the privilege to access the Twin Tower, because…you will know later :)
So I am now sitting in my office waiting for the New Year countdown, it’s a good time to do a quick study on how to capture fantastic fireworks shot. I know I definitely need a tripod. Next I gotta choose a nice spot, some place dark enough to avoid unwanted glare light from the environment, and that’s done. Last but not least are all the “recommended” camera settings, and I’m ready to go!
Happy New Year 2010 to all my readers, let’s see how my firework shots turn out tonight.
… After 2 hours shooting… and 2 hours of editing… here’s the result.
00:00:05 First Blast of 2010
00:00:10 First Blast Goes Off
00:01:24 Homing Missles Blast Off
00:01:59 Three Eyes Monster
00:02:38 Violet Rain
00:03:15 My Favourite Blast
There are more photos at here. All shots above are taken on a tripod, preset to manual focus. ISO 100, AWB and bulb mode (average 3 seconds) using aperture f/8 – f/13. Post processing using Nikon Capture NX2 and Corel Paint Shop Pro.