Watford Fireworks in Cassiobury Park

It was the annual fireworks display in Cassiobury Park on Saturday. Fortunately the rain held off and the 40,000+ crowd packed the park, perfect weather for fireworks even if a bit chilly.

Bonfire

Vibe 107.6 did the entertainment before the fireworks with lovely singing from Katie plus Juan and their band. Biggest bonfire yet at the fireworks was lit and then 20 minutes of spectacular fireworks danced across the night sky.

Bonfire was lit
Bonfire was lit

Below are a few more of my photographs from the display plus there are some prints for sale on the links below. 50% of the profits on the prints are going to the Peace Hospice Care. Find out more here.

Fireworks photographs

Fireworks in Cassiobury Park
Fireworks in Cassiobury Park
Fireworks in Cassiobury Park
Fireworks in Cassiobury Park
Fireworks in Cassiobury Park
Fireworks in Cassiobury Park
Fireworks in Cassiobury Park
Fireworks in Cassiobury Park
Fireworks in Cassiobury Park
Fireworks in Cassiobury Park

Camera Settings

Fireworks are quite hard to get right, a big factor is the weather conditions and then setting your camera up right. Any camera can take the photos you see above all you need is a tripod, DSLR camera or a camera that does manual settings.

Once you have set up your tripod making sure it is level and on firm ground, you then need set your focus this needs to be locked and not touched again. When selecting your ISO put it on the lowest setting that your camera can do, mine would be on ISO100. Turn your aperture to f9 so that it lets in less light and your shutter speed to 8sec. One final thing is to set your camera on a 2sec delay from when you press the button to take the picture. This minimises any camera shake, you could also do this by remote triggering. The 8sec can be changed depending on the weather conditions, and the moon. The longer time you leave it the bigger chance of overexposing and the fireworks getting blown out (white).

Check List

  1. Tripod
  2. DSLR Camera
  3. Manual Mode
  4. ISO 100, f9, 8sec
  5. Delay timer 2 sec
  6. Compose your shot

Prints on sale

If you are looking for an ideal gift this holiday season why not check out some of my prints with 50% of the profits going to the Peace Hospice Care.

Links

Flickr – httpss://www.flickr.com/photos/alalchan/albums/72157671290032665
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/alalchan
Watford Council – www.watford.gov.uk

 

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