sibelian 7:47am, 20 May 2008
Hi! I'm Sandy!

I look like this. Except I'm usually not blue and have no horns. I do still smoke, though...

plastic spy [deleted] 10 years ago
Hello, my name is Melissa and I am a fireworks failure. So is my husband. But we both enjoy taking photos and sharing. Happy 4th!
sibelian 10 years ago
Hi Melissa, welcome to the group!
MelanieAnneMarie PRO 10 years ago
My name is Melanie. I tried to take fireworks photos for the first time this past Saturday. I think I started to get the hang of it near the end (it was only a 10 minute show) but when I looked back at my photos, I think I prefer the ones that didn't "work". They look like outer space!
SeanBalkwill 10 years ago
My name's Sean and I help set them off sometimes. I've got about 400 pics from the 4th and 5th that I'm going through. A lot of mutants, wild stuff.
Jeff L 79 Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Jeff L 79 (member) 10 years ago
Hi! My names Jeff and I'm an.... (In unison...Hi jeff...) Oh yeah, wrong group. Anyway, hi. I am an aspiring photographer and have just recently began tackling fireworks. THe'yr alot opf fun and frustrating all at the same time. Feel free to check out all my other stuff and be sure to tell me what you think. good or bad, I don't care. I would really appreciate some constructive critisism. Thanks!
hi all, im hendra from indonesia, im enjoying anything with long exposure like fireworks, these is my first time fireworks picture, the show only 5 minutes, so i only got few shot.
sibelian 10 years ago
Welcome, everyone!

Sean, your stuff is COOL.
grmpybr31 10 years ago
Hi, I'm Caren. took these on a lark. I am very proud of how they came out. ler me know what you think
ScallyW 10 years ago
Hi, I'm Scally.

Not really sure what constitutes a firework 'mutant' as to me almost all photos of fireworks look good. Just posted some photos I took yesterday of my local 'fiesta' on the beach - which were taken from my balcony, so there may be silhouettes of rooftops and chimneys visible somewhere - but I wasn't in a position to get a clear shot of all of them. Quite liked how some of them came out even so.
sibelian 10 years ago
Well, if you go and look at the regular fireworks groups they all have these very still, perfect, symmetrical lines of light perfectly exposed and balanced and composed and radiating from a central source in neat little groups. There are thousands and thousands of these shots and they all look exactly the same.


That's not what fireworks *feel* like at all, I wanted a group that captured the atmosphere of a firework show, and it's ALWAYS the "mistakes" that do this best. I'm really glad I opened this group as some of the shots are truly inspiring and make me feel like I was there. I can smell the gunpowder! Even if it's just a few strange scribbly lines of light somehow it looks more energetic and alive.
EinsteinJF 10 years ago
Hello, all.

Just got my camera. Still trying to learn. Let me know what you guys think.

From Atlanta. Work on cars. Just got another. We have cats. That's it.
wizzedd 10 years ago
Hi Sandy, great idea for this group, I'm Ed.. just posted a picture from a very small display at a hotel we stayed at in Okinawa, Japan.. I have to say, the picture looks much more exciting than watching the live display!
just1snap PRO 10 years ago
Hi all, I'm Lynda, from England. Took some photos for the first time this year - some in my son's back garden and some in our local park at the annual display. The park ones all came out fuzzy, but with a crowd of thousands and nowhere to stand my little tripod, I thought they came out rather interestingly. And photos don't always need to be perfect. They can be fun too. Happy snapping.
TriPodRoD PRO 10 years ago
Hi Im Rod
Im from New Zealand and love photographing fireworks or many other night shots and slow shutter.
sibelian 10 years ago
MUCH belated welcomes to all folks! Sorry. I have been a tad busy...
ElizabethJMW 10 years ago
Hi, I'm Elizabeth. I mostly take self-portraits but I like funky fireworks shots too. I look forward to browsing the photos posted here.
Dicky Harwanto 10 years ago
Hi, I'm Dicky, from Indonesia.. thanks for allow me to joint with this group..
Markie Nelson 10 years ago
I agree with what some of you have posted about them looking like outer space. I'm Mark, everyone. Please let me know what you all think of my "mutants"!
magzterinn 10 years ago
I'm Margrét and I'm from Iceland. On new years eve (and the days before end after) people in Iceland go crazy with fireworks... and it's fun to try to get some cool shots. You all should deffinetly come over here and spend new year's with your camera and crazy Icelanders ;P
PerspectiveShift 9 years ago
Hi, I'm Justin.
I'm a technical amateur with a professional heart and lots of sub-par equipment, but I think my pics come out well considering.
My fireworks shots were taken in San Antonio, and I have many more that I'll post later on.
miladykay PRO Posted 9 years ago. Edited by miladykay (member) 9 years ago
Hi, I'm Kay,
I'm amazed I got any photos at all! I live in Minnesota - mosquito country - and was eaten alive while snapping these photos!! Yes, Indeed, I was a true Minnesota blood donor that night!!
I was pleased to see you were looking for "strange" firework photos - as I found mine turned out to be quite "strange!" Yet, fascinating at the same time. A total surprise as to how they turned out.
carrotsann 9 years ago
Im cool with this topic if its pics are like ths, please accept mine, one moment in time, lets make it count! never perfect but quirky ....
Hello ;) I'm Julia DeFoor.
I love photography and everything to do with it. I have a set of firework photos that I think are alright so I joined the group to add them and see if anyone else things they're mediocre or good or crappy or what. so yes. I'm a talkative person so feel free at any time:)

Have a nice day.
rcjtp 9 years ago
John from Tennessee here. I've got a couple interesting shots to contribute.
Matt Dinnery PRO 9 years ago
Matt from Newcastle. 19, and an amateur.
Rock-a-foto 9 years ago
hello from New Jersey. I recently posted a picture, the affect was done on purpose but i thought i would be nice posting it here anyways.
Dita Anggraeni 9 years ago
hello I am Dita and I posted a few pictures of fireworks here. I'm an amateur but hopefully my contribution is enjoyable here.
Tony Alma photos... 9 years ago
this is me
EpicFireworks PRO 8 years ago
Hi. We are Epic Fireworks :-)
rama-lama-ding-dong 8 years ago
Hi from Nantucket...I'm new to Flickr and taking pics of fireworks...but I sure do enjoy them and trying! Certainly some here to aspire to.
Keith Dixon 8 years ago
Hey. A first timer with fireworks. Hard work!

HDPete 8 years ago
Hi, I'm Pete. First time at fireworks! Pleased with the result considering i was late home from work and just grabbed the camera, dialled in a few settings in manual, and set off to the display. I've posted in the group and I hope that you enjoy them.

Motusid 8 years ago
Hello! My name is SIddharth. Student, pursuing an undergraduate course in Journalism at Madras, India. Started taking photos around a year and half back, have fallen in love with it! These are my amateurish attempts at "creating art with light"!

TrueWolverine87 PRO Posted 7 years ago. Edited by TrueWolverine87 (member) 7 years ago
I am TrueWolverine87. On my spare time, I like taking pictures of buildings, animals, fireworks, parades, fire trucks, and nature. I have been taking some "strange" firework photos lately, so I thought I would join this group.
Georgina Pearson Posted 7 years ago. Edited by Georgina Pearson (member) 7 years ago
I'm Georgina (George) from UK and am an artist, mainly in the field of painting. I'm also a full-time teacher of Art and Design, (secondary and sixth-form).
I'm experimenting to keep developing my own knowledge of digital and film photography!... Have been recently taking some firework photos on bulb exposure, with lots of movement and no tripod, which led to joining this group:)
underthefeather 7 years ago
just joined. my name is charlotte and i love that this group showed me the humor of firework photography. they do look like little creatures, ranging from a pretty good impersonation of a jellyfish to flat out strange fantasy fuzzies. they make me smile!
Pia T. 7 years ago
Hi I'm Pia and I love taking pictures of just about everything and I LOVE fireworks! Totally addicted!
MaggyN PRO 7 years ago
Hi, I'm Maggy, and I'm pleased to find this group - I discovered that taking photos of fireworks whilst standing on tiptoes with the lens pointing through a small gap between two window frames does not lead to perfect firework photos! However, I actually rather like how some of them turned out. They are more "paintings in light" than photos of fireworks though. Some lovely photos on this site:)
meiganbrown 6 years ago
Hi, you should try putting your gallery URL into this website- it looks great!
high toe [deleted] 6 years ago
Hi everyone I'm Eleonora and I'm from Caserta, near Neaples in Italy. I like a lot take photos ("you can take a picture something you see" - Coldplay) and i like look the sky at night, the stars and..fireworks..they are amazing.
Margini 6 years ago
Hello All! I'm Tonia and I live in Ohio. I take bunches of photos, just about anything is fair game! Nature, people, dogs, etc. Glad to find this group!
nikki94541 6 years ago
hi I am nicole I am in san francisco
Hi my name is Rudi, I love fire, explosions, fireworks, rockets and things that go bang - I am a nice guy and still manage to oooh and arrrrgh when I see fireworks. Totally broke so can't afford to buy my own, so just watch other people's from a far. I love photography so like to combine the bangs, colours and fun through the lens of my camera.
m.boatman59 5 years ago
HI! i'm Mark. I live in Illinois USA & I like loud explosions and bright lights. When I'm well I have other likes.
musicanys PRO 5 years ago
Hi I'm Anne and I live in Garrison, NY. I love fireworks and have been know to travel around trying to capture them.
Hi, I'm Daphne...I live in South Carolina USA. First time photographing fireworks. Can't wait for our next fireworks show.
Bryant Nix 5 years ago
Hi everyone! Bryant here from Los Angeles California, but I'll go just about anywhere and find something beautiful to capture. Peace to all.
benjaminoftheadams 5 years ago
Hi, I'm Ben in Dallas, Tx. I have been taking firework pictures for awhile. Just now getting around to posting them publicly and the title of this group seemed to fit my firework photos the best.
Thirdeyeimages2012 5 years ago

Joseph from Chennai,India...

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Pixel-Pusher Posted 4 years ago. Edited by Pixel-Pusher (member) 4 years ago
Hi, I'm Pixel-Pusher and I really enjoy photographing fireworks.
I like capturing the smoke and plasma; so the concept of a Firework Mutants group is very appealing to me. I promise not to put any rosettes into this group.

To paraphrase Forrest Gump "Fireworks are like a box of chocolates, cause you never know what your going to get".

While shutter speed has a major impact on the style of a fireworks photograph, I seem to be one of the few photographers on the planet to understand that if there are no stationary objects in a fireworks photo, shutter speed has almost NO EFFECT on the exposure!
That's right. You are photographing incredibly hot, self illuminating, rapidly moving, point sources of light; and normal exposure rules simply do not apply. Your proper exposure is controlled by ISO & aperture as always + distance, camera resolution and the effective focal length of your lens + a few other things that are relatively constant. Good exposure allows me to get colors which aren't burned out. A quality camera allows me to simultaneously get both smoke and plasma.

On rare occasions I photoshop the bejeebers out of the colors; but for the most part the colors in my fireworks photos are quite real.
AHMER RIAZ 4 years ago
Hi I am Ahmer
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