Day 1 – Photo of the Day

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 27:  General view of the fireworks during the Opening Ceremonies as part of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Donald Miralle) Shot With Nikon D800  Lens:16mm   Shutter: 2.5 seconds  Aperture: F20  Triggered  with Pocket Wizard Plus III

Opening Ceremony was so impressive there needed to be two Pictures of the Day….

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 27:  General view of the fireworks as seen on the Tower Bridge during the Opening Ceremonies as part of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Donald Miralle) Shot With Canon 5D Mark II  Lens: 24-105mm @50  Shutter: 2 seconds  Aperture: F5  Triggered  with Pocket Wizard Plus III

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  1. Hi Donald, awesome pics. Trick/stupid question how did u manage to shoot the Tower of London pic when u where also at the Stadium at the same time?
    Cheers Shaun

    • Thanks Shaun…I set up camera on tripod with pocket wizard remote trigger at the London Bridge that someone else fired as a slave. Then I went onto Opening Ceremonies…You can be in two places at the same time!

  2. Hi Donald, the photo of the stadium was just amusing.
    Just a technical question referring to the stadium fireworks picture, 1) how do you get the exposure right? As the interior of the stadium lightings and the intensity of the fireworks, were changing at all times. Do fixed pre-set an exposure or leave it to shutter priority mode?
    2) Do you shoot RAW or jpeg?
    Thanks.
    Den

    • Den – sorry for the delayed response…For firworks photos I usually do bulb if I am hand holding a trigger, but in this case they were remote cameras triggered by pocket wizards so I placed camera on shutter priority for about 2.5 seconds and let the camera do an evaluative metering for the aperture. I had it on the lowest ISO too…And I always shoot jpeg unless I am shooting a commercial job where the client specifically asked for RAW. You would be surprised the source jpeg file for both of those fireworks shots were nearly exposed perfectly by the camera and had to do nothing to them in photoshop except a small crop and sharpen…

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