Photo gallery from the bonfire night firework party in Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight by Jason Swain.
It’s a really well organised community event, lots of family fun with a samba band, best guy contest, roasted chestnuts, torchlit parade, bonfire and finally a firework display from Yarmouth Pier. It was my son Williams first time watching fireworks and he totally loved it, and surprisingly after all these years as a photographer, It was also my first time shooting fireworks! Have always wanted too and had plenty of opportunity, but just never got around to it before.
And now i’ve had a go at it, I don’t want to wait another year till the next one 🙂 it was really fun and challenging to shoot with simple things like operating the camera in the dark with cold hands adding an extra layer of difficulty that i hadn’t really thought about (doh!) I don’t think any of these are particularly creative, was playing it safe and trying to catch some good clean sharp exposures (walk before you can run|) and I wanted to try and also catch the bonfire with the crowd of people holding torches along the shore to give the display a sense of place, rather than just a bunch of random explosions.
I don’t mind a bit of feedback and critique if anyone has any pointers or ideas on how to improve? Next time i think i’ll try some multiple exposures (the black card technique) and get some of the other lenses out of the bag too!
Shot using the Canon 6d full frame camera with the Canon f/2.8 24-70mm L lens (with Hoya pro Circular PL filter), Manfrotto MT294C3 tripod, Manfrotto 804RC2 head and a Hähnel Giga T Pro II wireless remote.
Exif Data :
Camera set to bulb with various exposures used, about 10 seconds at f/13 for the bonfire shots, and mostly between 2-6 seconds at f/9 for the fireworks (you can click on the individual pictures in the slideshow to see each separate exif)
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