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Suspension Bridge Lighted By Fireworks

Posted by
MK (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) on 22 February 2010 in Documentary & Street.

Norman, the fren who actually got me to buy the DSLR invited me for a nite shoot with a firework display at the end of it. The results was mostly disappointing becoz i don't really know what to shoot at. Nite street photography is a lot different than landscape.

I have always shied away from firework shows, let alone take photos of them so I thot the fireworks would be higher up above the bridge. There was no time to move once it started so i got it all mixed up in there.

p/s: The camera captured the smoke, which the eye doesnt. A case of being too good?

NIKON D3000 5 seconds F/18.0 ISO 100 39 mm (35mm equiv.)

Thank you for visiting my photoblog. I mite not be able to reply to all comments but believe me u, each n every comment will be read n is appreciated.

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"The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by compliments than saved by criticism" - Norman Vincent Peale

Rags from Plano, United States

I like the image. The trick is to take as many images as you can every day. Before you know it you will be making stunning images.

22 Feb 2010 6:38am

@Rags: Thanks Rag. I don't know if i can be inspired everyday, LOL

PATRICK from miramas, France

very great capture

22 Feb 2010 7:22am

@PATRICK: Thanks Patrick

Florence from Paris, France

Really impressive architecture and colors are just fantastic. A very futurist image somehow ! Like an alien spacecraft.

22 Feb 2010 9:31am

@Florence: The bridge is a fantastic piece of engineering (not architecture mind u, I am an engineer and we r sensitive when credits r given to architects, LOL)

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

It is not very difficult.. it is only a matter of time before you become an expert :). Here are some links.

22 Feb 2010 9:32am

@Sarito: Thanks Sarito, I'm sure it will help.

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Wow gorgeous!

22 Feb 2010 2:43pm

@Self-Indulgence: Thanks Kristen

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Excellent capture . Super shot .

22 Feb 2010 3:09pm

@MARIANA: Glad to see u again Mariana. Thanks

Don from spokane, United States

I like the combination of fireworks and bridge. I know the feeling of events happening when I'm not quite ready - not a good feeling. You came out alright on this one!

22 Feb 2010 3:16pm

@Don: Sometimes we got lucky, he he he. Thanks man

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice fireworks

22 Feb 2010 4:21pm

@Calusarus: Hey Calusarus, Thanks

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

A beautiful shot, great composition and colors.

22 Feb 2010 4:29pm

@Paco Díaz: I'm glad u like it Paco. Thanks

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Belles compo et couleurs !

22 Feb 2010 4:38pm

@Laur: Merci

Mhélène from Paris, France

A superb photo with very beautiful colors !!

22 Feb 2010 4:53pm

@Mhélène: Hello Mhelene, glad u r here. Thanks

mojtaba from zanjan, Iran

wow very nice

22 Feb 2010 5:17pm

@mojtaba: Thanks Mjotaba

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

WAOH !!!!
Excellent fire scene and brilliant processing ! well captured ! 5*

22 Feb 2010 6:29pm

@Marie-Jezaria: Not much prcessing, Marie. But glad u like it n thanks

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

4 or 5 seconds is usually about right for me and you did the right thing by keeping to a low iso speed, this is pretty good, I'd be more than happy with it.

22 Feb 2010 6:38pm

@Curly: I'm more than happy now that so many ppl like it. The setting was suggested by Norman who did this before. Thanks to him, n thanks to u for ur comment.

Tricia from Southeast Missourah, United States

Awesome shot!

22 Feb 2010 8:21pm

@Tricia: Thanks Tricia

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Fantastic colors, great fire scene, well done!

22 Feb 2010 8:34pm

@Stefan: Hey Stefan, thanks

Bishop from Houston, United States

fantastic lights! :)

22 Feb 2010 8:51pm

@Bishop: Thank you, Bishop

QUIM from Lisboa, Portugal

Great catch!

22 Feb 2010 10:48pm

@QUIM: Thank you

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

WOW! amazing capture. the fireworks are really stunning, but to have them behind this bridge like you did is too good. well done!

23 Feb 2010 12:07am

@Charles Dastodd: Its hit n miss, i think, with fireworks. I got lucky. Thanks dude

Alan from Manila, Philippines

Love the colors!

23 Feb 2010 12:43am

@Alan: Thanks Alan

JJ from Jersey City, United States

I have tried only once capturing fireworks and they were all terrible, I think you have done super well and personally i like the smoke in the shot

23 Feb 2010 12:51am

@JJ: Like i mentioned to Charles, its a hit n miss thing with fireworks. I got a few lucky shots, the rest was just bright glares with lots of smokes, LOL. Thanks JJ

Twinklestamper ☮ ❤ from Oklahoma, United States

A very pleasing image! Have a beautiful evening....

23 Feb 2010 3:04am

@Twinklestamper ☮ ❤: Thanks Lisa, u have one too

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Fantastic nightshot! Super lighting. I love the colours.

23 Feb 2010 3:48am

@✿ Anina ✿: Thanks anina, I'm glad u r here

ekalavyan from Manama, Bahrain

Good work.

23 Feb 2010 1:06pm

@ekalavyan: Thanks ekalavyan

5 seconds
ISO 100
39 mm (35mm equiv.)