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Playa Vista 4th Fireworks
Playa Vista 4th Fireworks

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Challenge: 4th of July Celebrations (Advanced Editing VII)
Location: Playa Vista - Marina Del Rey, CA
Date: Jul 7, 2014
Aperture: F16
ISO: 100
Shutter: manual
Date Uploaded: Jul 7, 2014

Susan M. Ottalini Photographer
exposure is F16 20 second approx exposure 24=105mm 1:4 Canon Lens
Canon EOs 5D MII
Marina Del Rey (Playa Vista) Fireworks

Place: 28 out of 58
Avg (all users): 5.7656
Avg (commenters): 0.0000
Avg (participants): 5.6667
Avg (non-participants): 5.8140
Views since voting: 263
Views during voting: 139
Votes: 64
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0

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01/25/2016 11:06:47 AM
Hello from the Critique Club.

Your image definitely met the challenge, fireworks and the 4th of July go hand in hand. The red color and those silver tail bursts are wonderful. For me that bit on the right side where more smoke was captured did take away a bit. The city buildings were also so small that I almost thought I may have enjoyed the image more had it been cropped to just include the sky. The city lights felt almost more random since I couldn't identify them with particular buildings and so that light seemed to compete, rather than complement, the light of the firework. (The light of the fireworks is very geometric, when city lights are also very geometric to my brain they work well together but here the lights of the city aren't very geometric - I'm not sure I'm explaining myself very well, sorry.) The smooth water is pretty. Made me wonder if there was a reflection that I wasn't seeing.

So I saw a solid entry to the challenge. It seems to have been your only challenge entry, sure hope you come back.


07/15/2014 10:54:13 AM
Welcome to DPC, and congrats on a good score on your first challenge shot.
The lost bit of the top of the burst may have affected the voting on this one, otherwise, excellent fireworks image.
07/15/2014 01:38:00 AM
LMAO. We WERE standing next to each other!! LOL! So happy to see you on here.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/08/2014 12:03:28 PM
Are you serious!!!???? We were probably standing next to each other....

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