Weekly Winners July 3-9

My overexposed fireworks shot. (Yes, my aperture was set too low)



Got the settings a little better this time (thanks to Mishi’s post!), but the fireworks were launched from three miles away! (oh well)


Ready for lift-off!




A penny…


Late afternoon fly-by


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18 Responses to Weekly Winners July 3-9
  1. Tara R.
    July 10, 2011 | 6:32 am

    ‘Ready for lift-off’ is a great capture. His toes barely touching the pool side… wonderful.

    • shab
      July 10, 2011 | 7:05 am

      Thanks Tara! That was more luck than anything else!

  2. Jientje
    July 10, 2011 | 8:00 am

    “Penny” is such a powerful photo. He really is lost in thoughts, you captured it so well!

    • shab
      July 10, 2011 | 8:37 am

      Thank you! With inflation these days it would actually take more than a penny…

  3. Donna
    July 10, 2011 | 8:34 am

    That balloon shot is right on! I used Mishi’s tips for fireworks as well. We were not as close to them as I would have liked but I still managed a few good shots using her advice.

    • shab
      July 10, 2011 | 8:38 am

      It flew right over us as we were outside. It was pretty close too. You can imagine how excited the kids were.

  4. Karen of 3G2S
    July 10, 2011 | 10:55 am

    Love the pool shots! Great captures!! :D

    • shab
      July 11, 2011 | 5:40 am

      Thanks Karen!

  5. Rachel - A Southern Fairytale
    July 10, 2011 | 11:38 am

    Lift off is FABULOUS!

    I like the first firework shot.. it looks like lasers shooting through space ;-)

    • shab
      July 11, 2011 | 5:41 am

      Thanks! Got lucky on lift-off. The boy is fearless since I put him in ISR classes!

  6. JeNae
    July 10, 2011 | 2:16 pm

    Your first firwork shot might have been overexposed, but, I think it looks awesome :)

    • shab
      July 11, 2011 | 5:42 am

      Thanks! I have whole series of overexposed fireworks shots…maybe I’ll add them to flickr later…

      and then there is my attempt at “sparkler art”

  7. Denise
    July 10, 2011 | 10:55 pm

    I’ve gotten shots of the Vanderbilt balloon before… but from afar. SO all kinds of jealous and impressed with your shot. What a COOL angle to capture it!!

    Also, the first one may be an “oops” but I kinda love it. A lot. A good oops.

    • shab
      July 11, 2011 | 5:44 am

      Thanks! It was travelling pretty quickly and I managed to be at the right place at the right time. That doesn’t usually happen to me…
      I have a whole series of “oops” fireworks shots! Too bad I didn’t pay better attention to my histogram since they didn’t look so overexposed in my camera!

  8. Sarah @ TM2TS
    July 11, 2011 | 2:51 pm

    Honestly, the “over-exposed” fireworks shot is one of my favorite of all the ones I’ve seen this week, seriously!

    • shab
      July 16, 2011 | 3:56 am

      Thanks Sarah!!

  9. stacy (the aunt with gum)
    July 12, 2011 | 7:36 pm

    awesome ‘jumping in the pool’ action! so clear and crisp – looks like he was having a ball!

    • shab
      July 16, 2011 | 3:56 am

      Thanks Stacy! He really was having a great time!