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    Photo Assignment 07/13/08 Commentary

    This thread is for posting test shots,requesting comments on them or providing commentary for photo posted here or in the main thread, for the "Celebrating the Fourth" photo assignments.

    Have fun and show us your best!

    the main thread for posting you final shots is HERE

    RM
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    "I'll make a deal with you, I won't bore with my Science if you don't bore me with your Politics!" Lionel Barrymore from the 1929 film "The Mysterious Island"

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    Rocketman,

    Thanks for putting up an assignment. I'll help if you'd like.

    You da man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNC1923 View Post
    Rocketman,

    Thanks for putting up an assignment. I'll help if you'd like.

    You da man!
    Yeah, that would be great, I can use all the help I can get!

    RM
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    "I'll make a deal with you, I won't bore with my Science if you don't bore me with your Politics!" Lionel Barrymore from the 1929 film "The Mysterious Island"

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    Here's a link to information on shooting firewerks for all you potential entrants in the current challenge

    http://photography.about.com/od/phot...phyLessons.htm

    So let see some stunners, OK?

    RM
    "A man isn't totally drunk if he can lie on the floor without hanging on!" Joe Louis; comedian
    "I'll make a deal with you, I won't bore with my Science if you don't bore me with your Politics!" Lionel Barrymore from the 1929 film "The Mysterious Island"

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    There will not be a submission from me for this assignment. I have to keep a low profile on the 4th July as I tend to mention the French Navy and troops and $100,000,000 of French aid, which isn't very popular, however true it might be.

    Anyone would think the French carried a grudge against us Brits.

    Token gesture

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    Quote Originally Posted by lamble View Post
    There will not be a submission from me for this assignment.
    Not even for the 270th anniversary of King George III's baptism? C'mon...
    I can't believe how incredulous I am.

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    Not ignoring the contest, just waiting for Friday!!
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    Same here...

    Thanks for the link to fireworks tips. I hope to give it a shot tomorrow night!
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    Inveterate Lensman SNC1923's Avatar
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    The link Rocketman posted is interesting. It advocates L O N G shutter speeds and small apertures; I've always shot faster speeds. I'm might try for some long exposures this year. . . .

    Here's a few I've shot in the past. None are award winners, but for learning purposes, each of these was shot at approximately 1/100th sec., f/4.5, ISO 800 (which surprises me). Whatever you decide to do, you'll want to set your focus and exposure yourself.






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    It was the 4th of July and 6 fat red hens were poised to dance...then...



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    4 seconds each...

    I took Rocketman's advice and tried the 4 sec ISO 200 F8 shots... Thanks for the tip!





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    More from this weekend at the lake







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