Fireworks on the Beach

Posted by
Laurie (New Jersey, United States) on 8 August 2007 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

This is a shot of the fireworks in Point Pleasant Beach NJ. every Thursday during the summer there is a brief but wonderful fireworks show on the beach.

This is from my first ever attempt at shooting fireworks. Every shot "came" out although some were better than others. This one was interesting to me because I wanted to get some of the "action" on the ground included.

I think I should have been a little further away or used a wider lens but there was no time really to move and changing the lens on the sand was not a good plan.

I will be out of town several times in the next few weeks visiting colleges with Russell so pleas forgive me if I don't get around to visiting for a while.

I just noticed something strange about this shot. Because I print many of my photos, I shoot in Adobe RGB and work in Adobe RGB for color space and then convert the color to sRGB for the photos that I will be posting online. But when I compare this photo, the way it posted here, to the original file that I uploaded some of the color saturation is lost. The original is more colorful. I calibrate my monitor with a Huey regularly and I double checked the color space for the photo to make sure it is sRGB and double checked all the settings but I still can't figure out why it lost saturation. I've tried several different things with settings and saving for the web etc. and still it uploads less vibrant than the original file even though the color space is sRGB. I've never noticed it happening before so I am baffled. . Any suggestions or thoughts on why this happened?

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NIKON D200 11 second F/18.0 ISO 400 28 mm

Coming back to AM3 after a long hiatus. I hope to be more active in the coming months.

11 second
ISO 400
28 mm