David Mathre Photography

Welcome to my Images of the Day Photo blog. My goal is to post images from each day of the year going back to 2006 when I got my first DSLR camera. Images I post on Google+ are also forwarded to this Photo blog. I am a retired chemist that worked nearly thirty years in the Pharmaceutical industry. I took my first DSLR camera on a road trip across the United States, and became hooked, with my new passion becoming a photographer. I now spend all my time traveling and taking pictures. Since then I have visited over 50 countries, many on Semester at Sea voyages. My photographic interests include travel, the natural world, landscapes, and photographic techniques. I always want to learn something new and the only way to become better is to learn from mistakes.

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28-June-2012

Independence Day Fireworks 2012 From Montgomery Township, New Jersey

Montgomery Township in New Jersey typically has an Independence Day fireworks celebration several days before the 4th of July. This year it was almost a week earlier. I have a great location near my house that has a view that is above the Highschool where the fireworks are launched. This was the first time I was able to use the new high resolution Nikon D800 to photograph a fireworks display. In all I had five cameras set up to record the event. The following are 1) an image from the D800, 2) a composite DSLR video using a D3s and 85 mm f/1.4G lens; and 3) a time-lapsed video using images from a D3 with a 70-200 mm VRII lens, a D3x and 180 mm f/2.8D lens, and a D800 and 200 mm f/2 VR lens. The videos were processed using Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 and saved in H.264 HDTV 720P format and uploaded to the ShepartPhotography SmugMug site.

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Independence Day Fireworks in Montgomery Township, New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D800 and 200 mm f/2G VR lens (ISO 100, 200 mm, f/11, 8 sec). (David J Mathre)

Independence Day Fireworks in Montgomery Township, New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D800 and 200 mm f/2G VR lens (ISO 100, 200 mm, f/11, 8 sec). (David J Mathre)

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Independence Day 2012 Fireworks. Montgomery Township, NJ. DSLR Video. Composite of four 5-minute videos taken with a Nikon D3s with am 85 mm f/1.4G lens. Images processed with Adobe Lightroom 4, Adobe Photoshop CS6, and Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.

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Independence Day Fireworks. Montgomery Township, NJ. DSLR Time-Lapsed Video. Images taken with a Nikon D3 with 70-200 mm f/2.8 lens, Nikon D3x with 180 mm f/2.8D lens, and Nikon D800 with 200 mm f/2 VR lens. Images processed with Adobe Lightroom 4, Adobe Photoshop CS6, and Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.
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Note that the video does not work in some older Browsers — try the ShepartPhotography SmugMug site.

3 Responses to “28-June-2012”

  1. Jim Batey says:

    and the rockets red glare…
    Nice videos. The worked fine on Android.

  2. David H. Brooks says:

    Gives us the opportunity to see it all in 3 or 4X, without the mosquitoes.
    Very cool —

    Who brings 5 Nikons to the fireworks show — ONLY A TRUE NIKONIAN!! 🙂

  3. Ann says:

    Cool! I like the triptych presentation.

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