LightningPaul

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photoblog image 11th of July Fireworks 2010 #3

11th of July Fireworks 2010 #3

 

A combination of five images, all shot during the Flemish festivity day. The fireworks were not spectacular at all, unless you enjoy solo blasts, so I had to use multiple pictures. Click here for the previous one.

 

 

TECH-INFO: like most fireworks I used a tripod and cable release to record the fireworks. Afterwards I selected 5 pictures which fit together. After developing them in DxO Optics Pro I stacked them (placed each of them in layer) in Phtoshop. Using the lighten blending mode of each layer I combined them. So only the brightest parts of each shot are visible. With the selective color tool I enhanced contrast and saturation of most colors.

I did some strong cropping in 1/2 format. I wanted to try a less usual crop by not filing the 1/3 top part but keeping it tight on the left, right and bottom sides.

11th of July Fireworks 2010 #3

 

A combination of five images, all shot during the Flemish festivity day. The fireworks were not spectacular at all, unless you enjoy solo blasts, so I had to use multiple pictures. Click here for the previous one.

 

 

TECH-INFO: like most fireworks I used a tripod and cable release to record the fireworks. Afterwards I selected 5 pictures which fit together. After developing them in DxO Optics Pro I stacked them (placed each of them in layer) in Phtoshop. Using the lighten blending mode of each layer I combined them. So only the brightest parts of each shot are visible. With the selective color tool I enhanced contrast and saturation of most colors.

I did some strong cropping in 1/2 format. I wanted to try a less usual crop by not filing the 1/3 top part but keeping it tight on the left, right and bottom sides.

comments (6)

what a sparkle, great work
You've done a great job here.
I may have left out the airbursts in the lower third, but it still looks good.
  • Scarlet
  • The Netherlands
  • 15 Aug 2010, 17:34
what a coincidence I'm doing a series on the Fireworks Festival Scheveningen. I like yours smile
Clever stuff, Paul - and to very good effect!
Excellent technical skill and gorgeous shots, full package.
  • faisal
  • United States
  • 22 Aug 2010, 20:02
lovely details and colours.

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