Thursday, May 15, 2008

Pyro Olympics 08 - Heavenly

When the fireworks light up the night sky, the waters and the rocks glisten with every spark. Even in the new millennium, we are still awed by lights in the sky much as our forefathers were. Maybe it's the kid in all of us, maybe it's an innate sense of awe of things heavenly. Whatever the reason maybe, it's nice to every now and then, look heavenward for inspiration. Image detail: global adjustments tweaked using cs2; starbursts made possible by using an aperture of f16

13 comments:

the donG said...

galing! i like the star-like reflection on the rocks.

lagal[og] said...

thanks dom. i took my chances and used a small aperture to get this one. experimented many times to get this exposure right. kahit ako, nagulat when i zoomed into the image.

Random Ramblings said...

i was mesmerized just by looking at the starbursts in the fireworks, almost missing the more beautiful starburst on the rocks. my smallest aperture is an f22. can it still create starbursts kaya? how about shutter speed? how slow kaya? thanks master oggie!

lagal[og] said...

hi arlene! f22 is too small na. anywhere from f11 to f16 would be ok na kasi especially kung hindi ganoon ka-powerful ang fireworks display. yung f22 would need quite a long exposure, malamang mahuli yung pag-capture ng explosion. when i tried f22, laging huli kasi.

time your shutter speed mga 10-15 seconds. minsan nga 20 seconds pa. i go by feel depending on how the fireworks display unfolding. minsan kasi mabagal yung pag-unfold, minsan mabilis. pag mabilis ang display, sandali lang ang opening, then vice versa.

the donG said...

nice arlene! now you're really getting into it. excited ako para sa yo. kay oggie naman saludo ako sa helping hand. idol ka nga talaga.

lagal[og] said...

naku dom, nothing to it. i'm happy to share. if and when you get your dslr, it will be a blast to teach you a trick or two :-)

Travis said...

Spectacular. I love fire works. You captured these very nicely.

lagal[og] said...

thanks travis! always loved them myself. dunno but the fascination didn't wear off from my childhood days :-)

mado said...

Kakaiba talaga kapag fireworks! :D

I think nakasalubong kita nung thursday--sa walkway. Di ko sure and I was kind of rushing so ngiti lang ako bigla. Hahaha. :D

lagal[og] said...

hi mado! hahaha, my bad. nabigla din ako dun sa walkway, trying to recall saan kita nakilala :-) akala ko yung friend ko who works sa may enterprise :-D

lagal[og] said...

hi mado! hahaha, my bad. nabigla din ako dun sa walkway, trying to recall saan kita nakilala :-) akala ko yung friend ko who works sa may enterprise :-D

Lawstude said...

looks like a fountain in the sky. ang ganda.

lagal[og] said...

thanks oman :-) i thought the same, too

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