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Photographing Fireworks over the Ice Lagoon

Photographing during an Iceland workshop at the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, I set the camera to 30 seconds to get long trails on the fireworks (although I used between 8-15 seconds as well). I set the lens to 24mm because we were close to the scene and I wanted to get as much coverage of the fireworks without cutting them off. I can crop out any extra space in the sky later, if needed.  Tip, take shots early on in the fireworks to get less smoke in the image and a black sky instead of a gray one.

We had a blast even though I screamed as fireworks landed around us! Sometimes things are a bit too close for comfort. 

Happy Shooting! Jennifer

 

   
  
   
  
    
  
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     Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon  photographed at f/16, 30 seconds, ISO 100. EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM at 24mm and Canon EOS 5D Mark III. 

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon photographed at f/16, 30 seconds, ISO 100. EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM at 24mm and Canon EOS 5D Mark III.