Playing with Fire(works)

Published on August 14, 2010

I confess that I grew tired of my bulky DSLR camera. I am now yearning to buy a more powerful yet handy point and shoot camera. I left my Canon P&S at home so they can still use if for special occasions. So I am stuck with my D60 during our weekend trips.

Our officemate Jason invited us in their wonderful home to be a part of the Leprechaun Festival. It was the first time that I’ve heard of it but Zel told me that it is somehow the same as to how we celebrate our town fiesta in the Philippines. The night ended with some fireworks which I was able to capture using my reliable camera. It is my first time to try it so I ended up discarding almost 80% of what I took. I did some minor editing in the shadows to darken the background and emphasize the lights. Again, this is my first time and I don't have any formal photography trainings so forgive the bad shots. Haha! :)

The first few photos are from the fireworks which I believe is a more extravagant version of our New Year “fountain” back home.

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It was easier for me to take the above photos because the movements were just coming from one direction. I thought that I’d get better photos with the fireworks in the air but I was a little disappointed when I saw the results. A slow shutter speed is needed to get the desired effects in these kinds of photos so my hands got a little shaky. I know I should have used my tripod. Don’t mind the black line, it’s the electrical wiring. Haha! :)

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2 comments

  1. It was still a good shot. I, too, would want to learn more on how to use my SLR :)

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