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Peter Kes
08-01-2010, 06:10 AM
On the bridge over the Rhein in Basel, last night. A loud and spectacular firework display to celebrate the Swiss National Day.
Rotated the image to get the flower effect, image is app. 90% of original.

Mk5dII, 90mm, ISO200, 2sec @ f/11, handheld.

denise ippolito
08-01-2010, 06:52 AM
Really beautiful looking results Peter. TFS your settings.

Peter Kes
08-01-2010, 10:46 AM
ty Denise, 2 seconds is just enough to get the trails, one could consider 4 seconds as well, but no less than 2, as you will just reduce the length of the firework path. If you dial 4 seconds, you will get the full blast as well, but the chance of getting in other blasts in is than higher as well. So my preferred setting is 2 seconds. f/11 is just to reduce the effect of a missed focus (manually set).

denise ippolito
08-01-2010, 10:47 AM
Much appreciated Peter.

David Stephens
08-02-2010, 03:21 PM
Nicely done. Looks like a flower.