Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Smoke on the water... in the sky



Rajan P. Parrikar said...

Lovely! Where was this?

Arun said...

This was on the New Jersey side (Hoboken) of the Hudson, where Macy's held its annual fireworks show this year(normally on the East river). I travelled light, just the 24-105; should have carried the 70-200 (to get closer) and tripod for long exposure.

To get the classical exposures for fireworks with long light trails, something like ISO 100, f/9, 2 second exposure is needed. A bit of experimentation in the manual mode is needed.

I do like the instant frame look of the fireworks, too. This one is f/4, 0.1 second, ISO 200. In a larger size you can see the limits of image stabilization. here