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More fireworks, and I got my new laptop.

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 30, 2007, 9:34 PM
  • Mood: Triumph
  • Drinking: Abslolut Kurant Vodka + Sprite
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:iconnatureblue:
natureblue Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
Yeah, I really regret I missed it. They're so beautiful! Thanks for sharing.:)
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totalzombie Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007   Photographer
For sure Canada are the best!!!!

Happy for your new laptop
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007
We will have to see how it goes today ;)
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UberGabzz Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007   Photographer
AMAZING!!! =D You truly have talent for fireworks! You should make wallpapers out of them! =D ;)
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couleur Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007
Some might look good. :)
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Fahad0850 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007   Digital Artist
STUNNING SHOTS
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Crash1-TK Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
amazing mate, ive got fireworks this sunday night, any help on shooting them?
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couleur Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
Yeah, did you bought a cable release? Get a sturdy tripod.

Actually capturing fireworks technique is very similar to that used for capturing traffic trails. First you will need to mount your camera on your tripod and point towards the area of the sky where the fireworks will be exploding. If you are far away, make sure you get a lens that has a coverage around 18-70mm.

Once you had found the desire composition you want to stick to. Set up the right focus and make sure it is in Manual Focus, if you can't get the right focus, point towards the bright surfaces such as street lights, building lights where the firework rockets takes place. If you still can't manage to get the exact or you are unsure, then use Auto Focus and start off by focusing on the first few fireworks; then switch to MF.

Use the lowest ISO if possible, around ISO100, or 50. There are two way of capturing fireworks, one is a few seconds which only records a few fireworks, around 3-6 secs which sometimes isn't bright enough. Another is that, once the rockets start going, lock the camera's shutter open on bulb (B) with a cab;e release so the explosions are recorded as colourful streaks. One or two rockets will not provide enough colour, so between explosions cover your lens with a piece of black card, then uncover it when the next rockets are launched. By repeating this you can capture half a dozen or more explosions.

Stick your aperture around f/8-f/16. Make sure you switch off the noise reduction. This is very important because if you shoot for 30 secs, it will take another 30 secs to process your image and shooting will not be possible during the process. In this case, you will waste many great opportunities. Observe and make sure you don't get greedy fitting everything into one frame as over exposure may occur. :D Thats all... what a tutorial I had typed!
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Crash1-TK Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007
wow, thanks a lot so much info i dont have a cable release but i really should buy one, ill see what i can do then im sure ill show you the results on monday, thanks a lot appreciated!
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sin4x-ru Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
i like the big green one :)
super photos. great job!
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
It will be submitted soon, but not in DeviantART.
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sin4x-ru Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
will you post a link here?
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kr1sSy Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
omg the fireworks are so beautiful !! I wish I was there T~T *sigh* couldn't go bcoz it's jam.. and my mom wouldn't like that.. haha..
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
When you get your driving license, you can go anywhere you like. :)
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animagiLLOYD Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
congratz on your new laptop! too bad you lost your ferrari :(
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
I miss it loads.
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:iconanimagilloyd:
animagiLLOYD Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
i miss mine too.. mine's busted.. i have to replace the board just to fix it...
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
Damn, thats :| horrible.
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BerenSaelor Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
really looks wonderful
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
Thank you :)
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saeedesign Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007  Professional Photographer
damn i missed it... my friend insisted to go to KLCC like every year... we did not know that this year they are having the fireworks in Dtaran...
congrats for the new laptop...
the first shot it the best...
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couleur Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
At first I wanted to go to KLCC. Then I read a threat at PhotoMalaysia, lucky. But i'm not sure too, so I phone up KLCC to ask. :D
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bssc Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
Cool fireworks.
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
:thumbsup:
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k-y-k Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
nice pics! cool pics! well done!

how long did you jam in putrajaya?

was planning to go there but then didn't want to get caught up in the jam, that's why i decided to go to the curve instead.
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couleur Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
lol, the Curve doesn't have any fireworks. Only 3 places in the Selangor region has. Not quite long, if you know where to park and how to drive and cut lanes. :P
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krishnachandranu Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
Oh.....good..dear Hw is the new laptop?
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couleur Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
I kind of hate using windows Vista. Especially when the wireless is cut off and when I click disconnect, the laptop won't and will not even try to find other networks to connect until I restart. :|
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krishnachandranu Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
Oh..okok.. what abt the RAM? hw much?
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
2GB DDR2 ... I wanted to get a 4GB DDR, but that would cost me a new macro lens from Canon. :P I think the most important isn't all about the RAM unless you run a lot of programs. What is important is the processor, which is speed. I gone for the middle top range, T7300 Core Duo, 2.0Ghz, 667.

NEC had a better deal I didn't catch which is T7500, 2.2Ghz.... I think the top and the best is T7700, which is 2.4Ghz and also cost around a brand new Canon macro lens.
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:iconkrishnachandranu:
krishnachandranu Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
Ok ok.. you always care for your lens huh? :) Then.. it is Vista no? So your can increase your RAM with your memmory-stick no?
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couleur Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
Yes, it is Windows Vista, my ram is currently 2GB, max is 4GB, but i'll have to add another RM1,555 for that :|
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krishnachandranu Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
o..ok..
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