British Firework Championships, 2012


Its that time of year again and The British Firework Championships took place at Plymouth Hoe on the 14-15 August 2012. I only managed to see the first day due to bad weather and managed to capture some of the sights on my Canon 550D. This year I decided to try and film one display in HD to firstly experiment with this medium and secondly also see how the camera coped with capturing the difficult dark and light flashing conditions. I filmed the display by Phoenix Fireworks which had an exciting finale.

Phoenix Fireworks at the British Firework Championships 2012 from Mark Lyndon on Vimeo.

I also managed to take some single shots. Last year I learnt so much from photographing in these tricky conditions and discovered that the brightness of the firework is light enough to allow me to shoot at 200-400 ISO, therefore the firework itself is not over exposed. I kept the aperture quite high so the whole composition stays in focus and experimented with the shutter speed to create some interesting effects.

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