Shooting Challenge: 7 Shots Of The Holidays

It's the first day back at work for many of us, and while that's a both sad and disappointing, reliving the past couple of weeks of holidays through this week's shooting challenge is a nice distraction.

Rodney Campbell

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NIKON D7000 + 17.0-50.0 mm f/2.8 @ 22 mm, 2.6 sec at f/5.6, ISO 200 Shot at Blues Point at the midnight fireworks. I shot on a tripod with the camera in bulb mode with a remote release, I fixed the ISO and aperture and winged the shutter by starting the exposure before a set of bursts and holding it open for a while till just after the burst. You want to set an appropriate ISO and Aperture so that you get a reasonable exposure - you don't want the fireworks to blow out (which can happen if you hold the shutter open too long) but you also don't want to excessively underexpose - your choice will also dictate how much ambient exposure you get.

Michael Pieniazek

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Canon EOS 60d Sigma 50-500mm

Shutter Speed-1/5 Aperture-f/8 ISO-200

I didn't get a chance to see any fire works this year, so i just decided to go with a sparkle.

Luke Taylor

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Had an extended Christmas. This was on boxing day with the inlaws. We went down to the beach for a bit. That is me flying the kite. My wife took this cool shot.

Auto settings.

Sangeetha Selvananthan

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This was shot with NIKON D90. Focal Length: 28 F Number: 8 Exposure Time: 1/60

This house at Sinnamon Park, Brisbane was beautifully lit up for Christmas and New Year. Accompanied with delightful festive music, it was an awesome sight! Kudos to the owner who took the effort to bring in the festive spirit as well as raise donations for charity.


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My friends and I camp out at balls Head Reserve for New Years each day to celebrate and watch the fireworks with the best view. This was the first year that I had a good camera.

Photo EXIF Camera Model: Canon EOS 550D F-Stop: f/14 Exposure Time: 5 Seconds ISO: 1600 Focal Length: 37 mm

Chen-Po Sun

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Nothing says Happy New Year more than the giving of red packets! A lot of the Chinese community here do Chinese New Year celebrations during the western New Year, mainly that is when the public holiday is so it is more practical to do so.

Basically this involves the younger generations visiting all the nearby relatives to "Bainian" (basically, wishing them a happy new year) and the older generation giving the younger red packets (lucky red envelopes with a small amount of money).

This shot was taken after lunch at my mum's house on New Years day where I noticed some red packets and some Chinese New Year candy on the table and cobbled them all together for the picture, before going out to "Bainian".

Vinnie Lum

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Xmas wreath on the Melbourne town hall. 1/80, f2.8, ISO2800. No hdr, but pushed the levels to make the baubles pop a bit more.

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