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a first shot

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 9 July 2010 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

04 July 2010 - 9:32:01 PM/pdt

Fireworks in Clearlake Oaks, California

the first display


Canon 5D mkII w/ Canon 16 - 35mm f/2.8 lens: ISO 200 - at 25mm - f/8 - 13.0 seconds

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Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Very nice work on this and I like your exposure time on this - it displays the range of the fireworks perfectly! I also like the placement on the right hand upper side! Thanks for your bear story! I was not comfortable by myself out there - it was better once I got to concentrating on what I was trying to do. However, when alone you are much more tuned in to every sound - probably all little squirrels!

9 Jul 2010 5:32am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A beautiful work with exposure...love the warm and cool colors...lovely depth and mood of calm, probably broken by the sound of fireworks...great shot Stephen!

9 Jul 2010 5:34am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Cracking image, the fireworks just add a little extra, very well exsposed

9 Jul 2010 5:36am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

truly stunning! you have captured a delightful image with stunning colours details and firework action!
great job!:)

9 Jul 2010 6:17am

Cruz from exurbia, United States

excellent!--the exposure and the framing could not be better

9 Jul 2010 7:11am

Amir from Luleå, Sweden

quite impressive! Strange reflections!

9 Jul 2010 8:10am

Marie LC from France

Nice work !

9 Jul 2010 8:16am

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

WOW That's a "terrible" shot! :o)
Perfectly composed and the light is stunning.

9 Jul 2010 8:29am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

Nicely done Stephen,more to come I hope !!

9 Jul 2010 10:29am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Wow this is excellent ! I really like it Stephen... a great fireworks capture, so well done :)

9 Jul 2010 11:52am

elmer from Tours, France

an effective wide angle, added to that the fireworks. success.

9 Jul 2010 12:21pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Looks gorgeous . Such a perfect clarity of this night shot .

9 Jul 2010 12:40pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a breathtaking setting for fireworks . .

9 Jul 2010 1:27pm

Susan from Pompano Beach, FL, USA from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Oh, nice one stephen.....wish they'd set ours off when the light was still this beautiful!!!!

9 Jul 2010 1:46pm

David from Detroit, United States

Great exposure! You've captured the burst without losing any detail anywhere else. Great job.

9 Jul 2010 3:22pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Whooopeee!
Looks like we're in for a fun time here!

9 Jul 2010 3:27pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Beautiful night scene with fireworks in the distance.

9 Jul 2010 3:42pm

willow from Chelsea, United States

Let the show begin!!!!

9 Jul 2010 6:22pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

This is so beautifully captured, love the blues and the reflections on the water

9 Jul 2010 11:19pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Nice view across the water.

9 Jul 2010 11:50pm

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

wonderful location to view fireworks, nice image...

10 Jul 2010 1:17am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

I agree with David about the exposure. It's so nice to have some perspective to judge the size and scale of the fireworks.

10 Jul 2010 1:25am

@Ralph Jones: Thanks, Ralph - I was a little disappointed. Last year we were on the same lake - but a different town - and just about under the show:

http://www.pbase.com/joyoflight/image/114639300

...so this show was less dramatic - but it got better...