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2008 Celebration of Light Fireworks Vancouver

growler~GateKeeper
July 30th, 2008, 05:16 PM
So I tried this "Multi-burst" pic function on my camera, which is kinda cool great for action shots it takes 16 frames all in 1 pic. The only thing is the when editing the individual frames the pics are small & a bit too pixelated :rolleyes:

So because of aforementioned, I pasted 6 different multi-burst pics into 1 shot & the pixelation (is that even a word :laughing:) doesn't show as much being so small :D

here's Canada :ca: first up

growler~GateKeeper
July 30th, 2008, 05:18 PM
More Canada :ca:

The one single shot I took not multi-burst(ed)
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The gives you an idea of the multi-burst function though only half of the frame is here
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growler~GateKeeper
July 30th, 2008, 05:22 PM
Next up was USA :usa:

More Multi burst shots

Love the very last one in this post :cool: unfortunately there was little to no wind the night USA went (that doesn't matter in judging) so much of their fireworks were not seen well as demonstrated in the last shot & some of the following ones

growler~GateKeeper
July 30th, 2008, 05:26 PM
Still USA :usa:
These shots were kinda funky :cool: streaky lights :D
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This shows a full 16 pic frame of multi-burst takes about 30 secs from start to finish notice the colour change from #1 - #16
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growler~GateKeeper
July 30th, 2008, 05:28 PM
Last from USA :usa:

These show the amount of smoke that pretty much stayed in place :cool:

phoozles
July 30th, 2008, 05:32 PM
That's a :cool: function growler - so it merges 16 frames into one?

Beautiful displays!

growler~GateKeeper
July 30th, 2008, 05:52 PM
That's a :cool: function growler - so it merges 16 frames into one?

Beautiful displays!

The one shot that shows the 16 frames where the ball is turning from orange to green is how it shows up on the computer as a still shot (Paint, IE, Windows Media Player etc). When you see it on the camera & computer using the software from the camera (Sony Cybershot) it plays them kinda like a mini animated frame by frame movie. To edit the multi burst & get the single shots like the first post where the pic is of 6 different ones I used Adobe Photoshop Album to separate each frame then pasted them all into one using Paint :D

hazelrunpack
July 30th, 2008, 06:50 PM
Oooooooooo!

Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh! :cloud9:

That is just too cool!!! I can't believe how much color your camera caught, too--that's difficult against the glare, or so my video camera informed me earlier in the month :laughing:

Great pictures, growler! :thumbs up

growler~GateKeeper
July 30th, 2008, 07:03 PM
Thanks :)

I found out you get a better picture if you wait until just after the explosion & flash of light, then you get the proper colour :D

I love the purple one in post #1 not that often you get that colour :cool:

hazelrunpack
July 30th, 2008, 08:50 PM
Some of them even look like UFOs! :o trust madame hazel to recognize the Mother Ship when she sees it! :laughing:

luckypenny
July 30th, 2008, 08:58 PM
The dogs thank you for withholding the sound effects, Growler :D .

Fantastic shots! I think the ones in post #5 are my fav. Looks like multiple lightening bolts.

growler~GateKeeper
August 1st, 2008, 03:16 AM
Some of them even look like UFOs! :o trust madame hazel to recognize the Mother Ship when she sees it! :laughing:

They do have some strange ones they can make nowadays - I haven't uploaded China's turn yet (I'll wait until after the finale on Sat) but there is one that is a happy face :) :laughing:

Madame Hazel cracks me up :laugh: :thumbs up

The dogs thank you for withholding the sound effects, Growler :D .

Fantastic shots! I think the ones in post #5 are my fav. Looks like multiple lightening bolts.

Anything for the :dog:s :D

Those are some pretty funky shots :cool: I think part of the effect is cuz the picture is a bit blurry too :shrug:

rainbow
August 3rd, 2008, 02:32 AM
Awesome pics, Growler. :thumbs up :cloud9:

growler~GateKeeper
August 5th, 2008, 12:27 AM
Here is China's turn

growler~GateKeeper
August 5th, 2008, 12:28 AM
more from China

growler~GateKeeper
August 5th, 2008, 12:32 AM
Almost the last ones from China :D 1 more pic to follow
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In this one the right one is actually a happy face - I missed the one right before it that showed it better. They had one after that were the olympic rings - also missed it :frustrated:
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growler~GateKeeper
August 5th, 2008, 12:33 AM
Last from China

I like the 2 different style fireworks in this one :cool:

Chaser
August 5th, 2008, 12:39 AM
Those are so neat! I really like the last China pic - very cool.

growler~GateKeeper
August 5th, 2008, 12:40 AM
And the winner of the 2008 competition for the 2nd year in a row is: :ca: :D

Finale Pics

Chaser
August 5th, 2008, 12:41 AM
Okay, those orange finale ones are definitely the coolest!

growler~GateKeeper
August 5th, 2008, 12:42 AM
More Finale

growler~GateKeeper
August 5th, 2008, 12:44 AM
More finale

growler~GateKeeper
August 5th, 2008, 12:46 AM
More finale - almost finished I promise :D
The last shot here is blurry but I thought it looks kinda cool

growler~GateKeeper
August 5th, 2008, 12:47 AM
Last one :D

This literally filled the sky :cool:

TeriM
August 5th, 2008, 12:49 AM
Cool shots growler :thumbs up.

growler~GateKeeper
August 5th, 2008, 01:23 AM
Thanks Chase_Mom & Teri :)

Pit Bull Love
August 5th, 2008, 05:15 PM
Cool! I've never been to the fireworks out here. I'll have to take the kids one of these times. Grew up going to the ones between Windsor and Detroit every year. We tried to take Daemon to some in the Fraser Valley when he was little and he nearly had a break down! lol

hazelrunpack
August 5th, 2008, 05:34 PM
WooooooHooooooo! :highfive: Great shots, growler!!!! :thumbs up

That white daisy with the purple ring around it (China shots) is cool!! And I love all the finale shots! Is there international cooperation in the finale, or does the winner get to handle it? :D

rainbow
August 5th, 2008, 08:06 PM
Awesome Pics !!!

rainbow
August 5th, 2008, 08:08 PM
And, :ca: WOOO HOOO CANADA !!! :ca:

growler~GateKeeper
August 5th, 2008, 11:46 PM
Is there international cooperation in the finale, or does the winner get to handle it? :D

For the finale night each country has a turn, about 10 mins each that night, then they all go together for the last 10 mins at the end. The individual country nights they have about 30 mins.

hazelrunpack
August 6th, 2008, 12:04 AM
Thanks for sharing, growler! :thumbs up Even the Sheriff enjoyed the silent fireworks. :dog:

rainbow
August 6th, 2008, 12:26 AM
I just had to have another look........those are really great pics, Growler. :thumbs up

growler~GateKeeper
August 6th, 2008, 01:55 AM
Thanks Hazel, Rainbow, LP & everyone else :D

Brandykins
August 11th, 2008, 12:54 PM
Absolutely stunning pics. You have certainly captured those fireworks!! Brilliant. Each one is so clear, I felt I was there!

Really great captures.

:thumbs up:thumbs up

growler~GateKeeper
August 11th, 2008, 11:48 PM
Thank you Brandykins :D