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Copyright: Les Winder (rewind) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 117 W: 5 N: 133] (1139)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-23
Categories: Event
Camera: Pentax K5, Makinon 300 mm f/4
Exposure: f/4
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-23 7:42
Viewed: 3045
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken tonight from Awali overlooking the new Sakhir Air Base on the last night of the first ever Bahrain Air Display this was the very last firework of the closing display. Taken from about 2 miles away with my 30 year old manual Makinon 300MM F4 lens and using a tripod with 1.5sec at F4 and remote shutter release. No post processing other than reducing file size for upload.
Critiques welcomed.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2010-01-23 7:55]
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Hi Les,
what to criticize in this picture?
Just an admiring in silence and we thank you because we've given her and new.
Beautiful fireworks. The details and color contrast are top, congratulations.
Many Greetings from Germany,

P.S. unfortunately I do not have smiley for today. I hope you forgive me!

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-01-23 9:31]

Hi Les,

A great capture of this magnificent fireworks display. It looks to me like your settings were well chosen. I haven't attempted shooting fireworks yet, but will have to give it a go one of these days. Nice work!

Best regards,

Hi Les,
Well I would never have guessed this was taken 2 miles from the firing site, well captured with good colours, the exposure was just right to capture the palm effect from the mines and the burst from the shells.
Nice work
Regards Andy

Hello Les - Beautiful fireworks shot. Many of these old prime lenses outperform more modern and pricey plastic zooms!

great fireworks display going on there. nice combination of colors. thanks for sharing



Really good, perfect expo and great burst effect.


Well sorted Les. It looks like you've taken this photography lark well serious.

Good technique to capturing the shot.


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  • Hudda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 17 N: 59] (296)
  • [2010-05-27 20:38]

one word wow:)
very nice i love red
TFS keep posting sir:)
regards lost soul

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