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Lasers and Fireworks by Brad Ashbrook

September 2021 - Lasers and Fireworks

September 2021 - Brad Ashbrook

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September 2021 - Brad Ashbrook

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About the Image(s)

This was shot this past weekend at Epcot with my daughter who was in town in visiting. This a blend of 2 shots at slightly different focal lengths. The lasers were actually shot at 28mm before the show which is nice because it also shows the ball. The fireworks at 19mm were shot shortly thereafter.


6 comments posted




Jon Allanson   Jon Allanson
This is a good result of combining 2 exposures to get a good image. I really like your foreground with the tori gate, it makes an impression that the shot was taken in Japan. The addition of the firework wheels creates a strong centre of attention in the sky which is helped by the 2 lasers pointing up towards them. Your cropping on the right removed a very bright item which would have been a major distraction.   Posted: 09/02/2021 12:19:54



Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
Nice stacking of two images, you are creating your own fireworks show! I note that the first image of fireworks in the original are brighter; and perhaps the processing darkened the final image. I would suggest bringing up the overall brightness of the fireworks. That can be tricky, but in this case would really impact the photo.   Posted: 09/10/2021 10:51:06
Brad Ashbrook   Brad Ashbrook
Good suggestion!   Posted: 09/15/2021 12:54:55



Jan van Leijenhorst   Jan van Leijenhorst
A very effective blending of those two images. My first thought was that the image was taken in Japan, but then I read your explanation and saw it was Epcot. Makes no difference because this a great image.   Posted: 09/17/2021 12:12:20



Jan van Leijenhorst   Jan van Leijenhorst
A very effective blending of those two images. My first thought was that the image was taken in Japan, but then I read your explanation and saw it was Epcot. Makes no difference because this a great image.   Posted: 09/17/2021 12:12:22



Becca Cambridge   Becca Cambridge
Love shooting fireworks. Great job at combining the two images and being able to catch the ball to the left. Looks like some brightness was lost in layering but still a great photo composite. Then again, I might have cropped into a portrait with the reds being the focal point.
Looks like a fun time. Glad you got to spend time with your daughter.   Posted: 09/19/2021 14:29:57



 

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