I always look forward to New Years Eve, not because of the New Year resolutions which I fail to keep, but because of the spectacular fireworks which we usually see. It is the time to get out the tripod and try for some long time exposures with the remote control cable release.
Normally I attempt to fill the frame with the fireworks, sometimes using multiple exposures, but this year I decided to do something a little different and somewhat more difficult. I took one frame with some people looking towards the fireworks, to add some human interest and subsequently added a few multiple exposures to the top of the frame to make the fireworks more interesting and dense.
The people in the above image are slightly blurred due to the long exposure time but I do not mind this as it brings the centre of interest to the brightly lit fireworks. For some reason I really love photographing fireworks. It is so easy to do multiple exposures within Photoshop using multiple layers and selecting the Screen mode to make each layer visible.
The above image has been captured with a Nikon D700 and 105mm Micro lens which is a great lens for general photography as well as macro photography.
Visit my complete Gallery of fireworks images here.
Talking about New Year resolutions, this year I have made a resolution to improve my photography by attempting to obtain sharper images with improved long lens techniques, see this post. Some of the expected outcomes will be more usage of my monopod and also perhaps condideration to the purchase of a more robust and stable carbon tripod, so lets see what eventuates.