While my photography centers around wildlife occasionally I will give others subjects some attention. With fireworks slated for 9:30 Friday evening at the Fulton County Fair I decided to give fireworks shooting another whirl.
These shots were all captured with the Canon 60D and the 24-105mm lens.
Fireworks is on place where I find it necessary to shoot the camera in manual exposure mode. The trick here is to have a slow shutter speed to record the path of the flying sparks while still retaining the color in the fire.
The first three images were shot at ISO 100, f7.1, 1/4sec
I cannot explain what happened with this image captured at ISO100, f8, .3sec but I do like the results.
Trying to capture more than just the exploding fireworks (something Tom Dorsey over at Pa Wingers did earlier this year) I shot this image at ISO 125, f4, 2sec. In the raw image the fireworks were over greatly overexposed with the foreground remaining dark. Using Photoshop camera raw local adjustments I dropped the exposure 1.5 stops on the fireworks and increased the exposure by 2 stop on the cars and building in the foreground.