Fireworks From Hot Air Balloon Festival

by Bryan July. 23, 2012 4805 views

Be sure to check out the Hot Air Balloon Race [photoblog.com]

These were taken on Saturday July 21. I wanted to split them up from the hot air balloon pics, so I posted them here.

Edit: Some people in the comments and in messages were asking how these were taken, I must give credit to this fireworks tutorial from Fro Knows Photo.com [froknowsphoto.com] I followed it and made some minor tweaks.
I used the D7000, 24-70 2.8, a tripod and a wireless remote ( a wired one works great too)
I used the first few fireworks to get my setting right and then the only thing I tweaked was the zoom (I stayed between 40mm and 60mm) lens/camera was set to manual focus and a hair right before infinity to get them sharp and in focus (your camera might be different so you have to see where its most sharp), I set it to f/10 and bulb setting (you press the shutter to open and whenever you press it again to close thats how long it stays open.) You have to experiment with how long you leave the shutter open for, most of these shots I liked were anywhere between 1 second to 2 seconds. I tried this technique on the 4th of July but I feel I did much better on these (practice I guess)
In post editing I bumped up the contrast, highlights, and saturation a bit and turned down the blacks to get a darker sky/background. Hope this helps, and give it a try, they were fun to shoot:)

Thanks so much for all your kind comments, its greatly appreciated!

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Ewa 4 years, 9 months ago

Congrats on your FP!

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Yves Monast 4 years, 9 months ago

great shot congrats on your FP

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Claire 4 years, 9 months ago

excellent set !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!congrat's on your FP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Ricardo 4 years, 9 months ago

congrats for the FP!!

''baby you're a fiiiiirework!!'' by Katy perry :)))

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Mujay 4 years, 9 months ago

Simply amazing!
Congrats on FP !

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Larry Sample 4 years, 9 months ago

These shots are so great that I do not even want to believe that they are real! Congrats!

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Chossid 4 years, 9 months ago

Congrats on FP and a beautiful post Sara!

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Sara G 4 years, 9 months ago

Fabulous shots! Congratulations!!

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Zajä…C 4 years, 9 months ago

=)

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jay 4 years, 9 months ago

HURRAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good job, man! Like so many of you others, this is well deserved! Bravo and congratulations!

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Darlene Foster 4 years, 9 months ago

Fantastic set of fireworks photos! Love #1! Congrats on the FP!

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Maud - Normandie - France 4 years, 9 months ago

Quel beau set !! une FP amplement méritée !!! j'ai mis la 19 dans mes favs, tellement originale !! mais elles sont toutes merveilleuses !! bravo pour la technique, je suis incapable de faire cela !!!

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jacki 4 years, 9 months ago

Congratulations on your FP... sounds like a lot of work but the result turned out great!!

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Chris Cann 4 years, 9 months ago

I find these hard to shoot so the help is gratefully accepted. diffecult to pick a fave but when I first looked I thought the F.P. was a flower of some sort. Congrats on a well deserved F.P.

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Art Bee 4 years, 9 months ago

Wow Bryan, these are absolutely spectacular! Congratulations on your well deserved FP featured photo!
Thanks for the tutorial and the link....

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Mallusatish Reddy 4 years, 9 months ago

Beautiful fireworks and Congratulations on your FP~!~

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Borbala Zs 4 years, 9 months ago

Wow! Beautiful! Congrats on FP.:)

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Farideh_Homam 4 years, 9 months ago

Perfect .Congratulations!!

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Riyaz 4 years, 9 months ago

Excellent work and well deserved FP! Congrats!

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Miclaud 4 years, 9 months ago

Very very nice serie! Great captures! Congrats on deserved FP!!!!

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Aranel 4 years, 9 months ago

great shoot. I love your set ^^

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Christa 4 years, 9 months ago

These shots are ALL excellent and more than a deserved FP my friend. I keep shot 15 in my favs, it reminds my in some way the star of Bethlehem. :)

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Moira 4 years, 9 months ago

congrats on FP

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Dokhtar 4 years, 9 months ago

very nice

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Paolo Martini 4 years, 9 months ago

Bellissimi e spettacolari .....
Congratulations my good friend !!!

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Carrie 4 years, 9 months ago

Wow great shots of the fireworks! Congratulations!!

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Amanda-Jane 4 years, 9 months ago

Fabulous set! Congrats :) :)

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Beth 4 years, 9 months ago

great set! congratulations on fp. thanks for sharing how you did this!!!

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Asiamack 4 years, 9 months ago

GREAT SHOTS, WELL DONE.
CONGRATS ON FP!

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Nurul 4 years, 9 months ago

awesomely beautiful! u desserve on making the FP. congrats :)
and thanks for sharing the info :))

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Dithju 4 years, 9 months ago

great set!!! congrats on the FP! =)

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Nynke 4 years, 9 months ago

Fantastic FP!!!! Congrats! :)

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Neil 4 years, 9 months ago

Congrats on the FP !! And thanks for sharing your tech info !!

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Felecia 4 years, 9 months ago

[b]FABULOUS[/b]!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Congratulations on your FP!!

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Mike Meliska 4 years, 9 months ago

Congrats on FP.

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Eric J H Joyce 4 years, 9 months ago

About time i see you here, Congrats.........................?

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Glo 4 years, 9 months ago

Yeah!! congrats on your fp!

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Leslie 4 years, 9 months ago

Beautiful fireworks, and - I didn't have to leave my chair!
Congratulations on FP.

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Sandyk 4 years, 9 months ago

CONGRATS!!! on the FP!! great job :)

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jay 4 years, 10 months ago

BTW: are you using AF for this??? What kind of camera?

4 years, 10 months ago Edited
Jay 4 years, 10 months ago

Wow - you've got some really good shots in there. Some of them look like geometric drawings. I don't get good shots of fireworks. These would make a nice series/collection to frame or mat.

4 years, 10 months ago Edited
S&M 4 years, 10 months ago

Wow! un excellent spectacle! quel beau feux d'artifice! excellentes vos photos. Marie

4 years, 10 months ago Edited
Michael Doherty 4 years, 10 months ago

Great shots! Crispy!

4 years, 10 months ago Edited
Evalizette Hansson Nordstrã¶M 4 years, 10 months ago

WOW Bryan!! Those are so cool! Amazing lights and colours. Very very good work!

4 years, 10 months ago Edited
Ricardo 4 years, 10 months ago

WOW!!!
SUCH AMAZING SHOTS!! wow

4 years, 10 months ago Edited
Giancarlo Fosci 4 years, 10 months ago

perfect firework shot!

4 years, 10 months ago Edited
Neil 4 years, 10 months ago

Great Set !! Should Be an FP !! Really, it's that good !!

4 years, 10 months ago Edited
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