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Michael Mariano submitted this image taken with a Nikon D200 With this many fireworks going off during the long exposure, smoke can become a huge distraction but this shot has limited smoke.

Michael Mariano submitted this image taken with a Nikon D200  at 5 seconds, f/10, ISO 200. Michael was out and about doing some work and noticed these fireworks.  Fortunately he had a tripod on hand and set to work capturing some images.  The five second exposure allowed multiple fireworks in one frame.  With this many fireworks going off during the long exposure, smoke can become a huge distraction but this shot has limited smoke. The fireworks have formed a nice triangle.  The interesting thing that might go unnoticed is that this was not planned and was over in a matter of minutes but Michael was able to frame it nicely and come away with a nice firework image.  Michael if you have a chance next time to do some planning prior to the fireworks, try to include elements of the scene in the photo, a water element with reflections or a building to give another layer of interest.  All in all you did a good job on this one. 
—Melissa Macatee
Contributing Blogger

__This photo gets four stars on the PopPhoto Flash rating system.

The PopPhoto Flash rating system.
*= This part of the camera is called the lens
**= Don't quit your day job
***= Good, but not yet great
****=So close you can taste it
*****= Yes, a thousand times yes!

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