Every Year Dubai does massive fireworks for New Year celebration & this year also was same, there were several fireworks planned for the NY eve but my all-time favorite is Burj Al Arab Fireworks as they does the longest of them all let’s say it goes for 12-15min. Expected the same I was at the best possible place to capture this awesome fireworks with my friend Shadi Al Refai
How I Shot My Firework Shots
We had to reach 6hrs before to get best place as the places tend to fill up by media people. I was all set for the night as seen below with my Sony gears.
This time I added a 70-200 & Sony mobile in my kitty, why 70-200 because I knew this vantage point will give me the view of Atlantis in Palm Jumeirah..
As expected the Fireworks was awesome & I was continuously shooting with all my cameras my primary camera Sony A7RII with Zeiss 16-35 gave me this.
ISO – 100, @16mm, F9, Foreground Exposure 20sec, for fireworks 3 images blended each 6sec exposure.
My other camera with 70-200 was aiming for Atlantis & I was hoping to get shots like this. ISO – 100, @200mm, F7.1, Exposure 5sec,
But to my surprise my 70-200 captured something different & which was totally unplanned. I was too close to the firework extraction point & seemed like they exploded right in front of me / my camera & the details are awesome.
ISO – 100, @200mm, F7.1, Exposure 5sec,
My plan of shooting Atlantis Fireworks turned into something else.. On the other hand my Sony RX10 MKIII was on time-lapse mode shooting the whole Fireworks & at the end of the night I ended up with 300+ images for time-lapse.
On the other hand my Sony Xperia XZ was on video mode & the 15min Fireworks gave me a whopping 1.4gb Video file I had to convert several times to bring the file size down..
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