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Fireworks

Discussion in 'Everything Film' started by Col. Hogan, Jul 3, 2001.

  1. Col. Hogan

    Col. Hogan Well-Known Member

    Does anyone have any suggestions as to good film for shooting fireworks? I'm thinking about hitting some of the local fireworks displays tomorrow evening and I was just wondering. Would there be any arguments for slide over print film?
     
  2. David Stout

    David Stout Well-Known Member

    A good slow slide film like Velvia sounds good. Prefer slide to print unless you do your own colour printing - as there is a lot of dark sky (usually with fireworks), most labs average the exposure giving a muddy grey/brown for the sky. At least with slide you won't have this problem.

    Don't forget the old tripod and a longish exposure to capture several bursts - cover the lens with a piece of black card between each burst unless you are able to make multiple exposures.

    Enjoy the day!

    David
     
  3. Clive

    Clive Well-Known Member

    What are you celebrating, by the way, Diane?
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    FOR AND ON BEHALF OF HER MAJESTY'S COLONIAL OFFICE
     
  4. Col. Hogan

    Col. Hogan Well-Known Member

    Well, over here, it's Independence Day. You know, independence from [dare I say it?] the British 225 years ago! That'll go over lovely with everyone here. Oh well. &lt;img src="/img/wwwthreads/wink.gif"&gt; Remember, our friend &lt;b&gt;Clive &lt;/b&gt; (the notorious &lt;font color=red&gt;#&lt;/font color=red&gt; asked for the answer.
     
  5. Canonball

    Canonball Well-Known Member

    Surely you knew the answer to that one Clive, You were around at the time weren't you?/img/wwwthreads/smile.gif

    Geoff
     
  6. Canonball

    Canonball Well-Known Member

    So how did the celebrations go Diane? Have you sobered up yet?/img/wwwthreads/smile.gif

    Geoff

    PS I lied, I've only got 89
     
  7. Col. Hogan

    Col. Hogan Well-Known Member

    I don't drink alcohol. Had a nice day off yesterday and what did I do? Not a whole heck of a lot. The only problem was that today felt like Monday. Lots of things decided not to work today. At least tomorrow is Friday! &lt;img src="/img/wwwthreads/wink.gif"&gt;

    What? 89 bottles of beer on the wall?
     
  8. Canonball

    Canonball Well-Known Member

    Know the feeling Diane. I've not had a drink in nearly 2 years or a smoke in 6 months. Life is one helluva drag. So was yesterday a public holiday in the States then?

    Geoff
    PS I meant cameras - 89 not 90
     
  9. Col. Hogan

    Col. Hogan Well-Known Member

    Yes, it was. Okay. 89 cameras. Only Will has 89 bottles of Bushmills on the wall! &lt;img src="/img/wwwthreads/smile.gif"&gt;
     
  10. Canonball

    Canonball Well-Known Member

    Well 89 bottles maybe, but I'd bet at least 80 of them would be empty./img/wwwthreads/smile.gif

    Geoff
     
  11. BigWill

    BigWill Gorgeous oversensitive Nikon-loving cream puff

    So you have'nt had a drink and you have'nt had a smoke, so that only leaves.....
    Big(alcohol never touches my lips...I suck it through a straw)Will
     
  12. Canonball

    Canonball Well-Known Member

    Nah! I can't remember that far back Will!/img/wwwthreads/frown.gif

    Canon(Why that Collie's looking nice tonight)ball
     
  13. Brian

    Brian Venerable Elder

    Geoff I would advocate that you start drinking and smoking again. It might stop you being such a pain in the butt. Don't start the other thing, at your age it will certainly be a strain and anyway probably a physical impossibility.

    Brian. /img/wwwthreads/smile.gif
     
  14. Canonball

    Canonball Well-Known Member

    Hey I'm warning you Mr T, you're heading for trouble me old mate. Waddaya mean at my age? You're as old as you feel and right now I feel like an 18 year old. Trouble is I can't catch 'em any more!/img/wwwthreads/frown.gif
    So from now on lets see you show some respect for your superiors, of the Canon using variety/img/wwwthreads/smile.gif

    Geoff
     
  15. Col. Hogan

    Col. Hogan Well-Known Member

    Well, I got my slides back today and there were some cool looking ones. Didn't know what to expect with the fireworks. Had fun doing it though.
     

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