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juliejold


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Challenge: Free Study 2009-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A630
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 I
Location: Canandaigua, NY
Date: Jul 4, 2009
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 1000
Shutter: 1/20sec
Galleries: Landscape, Action
Date Uploaded: Jul 31, 2009

Sharpened, adjusted levels, cropped, and reduced noise in Photoshop.

Statistics
Place: 293 out of 419
Avg (all users): 5.3571
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.3333
Avg (non-participants): 5.4615
Views since voting: 544
Views during voting: 221
Votes: 140
Comments: 5
Favorites: 1 (view)


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08/08/2009 04:08:12 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

I must say I was rather expecting to see a lot of firework images in July Free Study given the recent holidays in North America.

I know fireworks are incredibly difficult to shoot well, I have tried only once and gave up as i was getting nowhere, so kudos to you for persevering.

To score highly in a Free Study with a firework image, the technical aspects need to be completely spot on. In the case of this image, the technicals are lacking a bit which is why I think you ended up with a 5.3.

Typically a low ISO setting (say 100), small aperture (High F number) and slowish shutter speed will give you a crisp clear image (of course, using a tripod). The settings you have used tend to leave the image quite blurry and thus the impact is lost. So, from a technical point of view, I think you image is suffering a bit. The fireworks are blown out in places and are quite blurry.

Mostly I think it takes a bit of practice to get good firework images, but the opportunity to shoot them doesn't present itself too often.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/06/2009 09:33:28 PM
Excellent.
08/05/2009 05:46:28 PM
This is the 2nd fireworks shot of the challenge, I would have expected more. I like the silhouettes, and the fireworks are crisp. I think the shot could have benefitted from a portrait view crop, but that's my very unprofessional opinion :) Overall a good shot though
08/03/2009 10:21:22 PM
NICE! 8
08/02/2009 03:40:46 AM
nice and punchy


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