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Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 450D
Shutter Speed
1/3 second
Aperture
F/3.5
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Nov 12, 2011, 9:25:34 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
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Sparks. by meL-xiNyi Sparks. by meL-xiNyi
Surprise fireworks at Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Testing out friend's DSLR. Very difficult handheld. Pretty much all shots turned out shocking! :S

All comments & critique are greatly appreciated.
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:iconthe-blound:
The-Blound Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
just beautiful!
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:iconmel-xinyi:
meL-xiNyi Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
thanks mate :) I wa sjust lucky :P
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:iconthe-blound:
The-Blound Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
:hug:
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:iconme123abc9:
me123abc9 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow! that's a pretty cool shot :D
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:iconmel-xinyi:
meL-xiNyi Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
thanks for the comment :) again a lucky shot :)
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Oniendra Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wuuuh, how do you do that? I find it hard to shoot city lights and for example fireworks because I have to do setting adjustments with ISO and such and I can't get it right. I cant get the colours pop into a dark background. As if I wanted to take pictures of stars or the moon.
This pic is really pretty, I cant believe how straight the lines are xD
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:iconmel-xinyi:
meL-xiNyi Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
haha the settings of the camera should be on the right of the description ~ I was lucky I guess.. I trial lots of different combinations of settings.

I like to shoot city lights... hmm.. wher eis that photo... [link] or [link]

i'm a giant noob... and i didn't hav ea tripod.. so just attempted to balance it..

now that I have my own DSLR + borrowing my dad's tripod... I would like to go out to the city again and experiment :)

thanks for the comment btw :)
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Oniendra Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
They are both really pretty!
I'm a ginormous noob too.. thats why I only try a lot of settings and see how it goes and then I forgot which buttons I fumbled with xD.. Aah so forgetful and dont really know the buttons that good..
Anyway I'd love to try and take pics like that.. So.. set shutter speed.. And ISO is quite low, so.. Aperture, I dont know what is but Ill find the button!
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:iconmel-xinyi:
meL-xiNyi Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
aperture...
you have Av mode? that is aperture priority...
like F3.5 or 5.6 or whatever.. if you want to focus on a particular object (e.g. a cup) and make the background blurry, a lower number (i.e. 3.5 or lower) is best :) :)
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:icononiendra:
Oniendra Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks ! :D I'll have to experiment more :D
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:iconmel-xinyi:
meL-xiNyi Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
yup! experimenting is the way to go! :)
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:iconbibarry:
bibarry Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Been featured in [link]
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:iconmel-xinyi:
meL-xiNyi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
thanks lovey~ hope you're feeling ok ~~
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:iconbibarry:
bibarry Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
:) oh i'm feeling great thanks hope u 2
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:iconhawkeaglewolf:
HawkEagleWolf Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
So beautiful and very good composition!
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:iconmel-xinyi:
meL-xiNyi Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
thankosh. only pic that turned out ok :P
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:iconhawkeaglewolf:
HawkEagleWolf Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
Welcome. :)
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:iconlyutik966:
Lyutik966 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011   Photographer
Wow! super!
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:iconmel-xinyi:
meL-xiNyi Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
not really :p but thanks :D
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:iconkako-photographie:
Kako-photographie Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
really amazing! I love it :)
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:iconmel-xinyi:
meL-xiNyi Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
haha not reallky:P you're too kind.. I was probably just lucky :P
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:iconskimkimchi:
SkimKimchi Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!!!
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:iconmel-xinyi:
meL-xiNyi Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
haha.. not at all :P
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:iconskimkimchi:
SkimKimchi Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL! It's just, I love fireworks :)
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:iconmel-xinyi:
meL-xiNyi Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
glad to hear it :)
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:iconskimkimchi:
SkimKimchi Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha Great! Do you love fireworks, too?
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:iconmel-xinyi:
meL-xiNyi Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
yah :D
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:iconskimkimchi:
SkimKimchi Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL! Cool! High five!
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UUUinfinity Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
That is amazinggggggggg! I've never seen fireworks in person; only on TV and photos heh. And you've captured it spot on with the little sparklies and colours without noticeable fuzz! This is not something you can change of course as it was on the spur shot you've taken, but what could improve is that it's quite a plain shot of two firework explosions in the middle and composition wise, it's dead set in the middle without anything else. Amazing regardless; I wished I could afford those cameras...
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:iconmel-xinyi:
meL-xiNyi Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
WHAT?? YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN FIREWORKS IN PERSON?? WHERE HAVE YOU BEEEEN??

haha i cropped it actually. there was random crap around the sides. i have others that have more stuff.. but they look.. errr.. messy =P

thanks for hte comment though

yeah ... i'd like to have one of those cameras soon too :) hehe :)
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:iconuuuinfinity:
UUUinfinity Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
UNDER A ROCK.

Messy? As in blurry or something?

Haha somedayyyyyyyyy (:
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:iconmel-xinyi:
meL-xiNyi Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
lots of smoke.
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:iconuuuinfinity:
UUUinfinity Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
I see.
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:iconmel-xinyi:
meL-xiNyi Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
yuarghhh :)
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:iconbluepalmtree:
BluePalmTree Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice for a first try ! :)
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:iconmel-xinyi:
meL-xiNyi Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
thanks mate :)
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TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional Photographer
This one is cool :)
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:iconmel-xinyi:
meL-xiNyi Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
thank you. a lucky shot. need a tripod =P
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Toni-R Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice and clear. :thumbsup:
I donīt know do you have tripod, but you could get very cool firework photos when you set your camera on tripod and put shutter speed slow. Press the shutter before the firework is flying to sky.
You could also use bulb mode which allows you to use long exposure times under direct control.
I recommend to use remote control, so you donīt nudge the camera while pressing the shutter.
Just a tip. ;)
And also, sorry about my messy English.
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:iconmel-xinyi:
meL-xiNyi Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
yeah i don't have any of those things unfortunately :( :( :( but yesa.. one day when i get these things.. I will definitely try what you've suggested :)

thank you + your english isn't bad!!
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:iconidoux:
iDoux Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow, beautiful shot!
nice work handling the dslr!
:iconahoyplz:
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meL-xiNyi Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
thankya :D
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iDoux Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:iconahoyplz:
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svenskalovenska Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great shot! I really envy you, because I could never make any good photo of fireworks.
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:iconmel-xinyi:
meL-xiNyi Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
haha this is a lucky one I reckon... don't know if it's that good though! most of my shots were rather crap :(
thank you for your comment htough (and fave!) :hug:
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svenskalovenska Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome!
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