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I'm not an expert on fireworks, but I suspect that there are few that are more bizarrely named than this one ;-)

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comment by Troy at 08:54 PM (GMT) on 12 November, 2007

Not too impressed with this one in regards to your talent level. I think the depth of field is way too shallow, it actually looks like fake blurring?? If real, way to shallow (1.2 or 1.4?)
Think your stuff rocks, sorry to give a not so positive review, just being honest.
Like all the wedding photos lately!

comment by djn1 at 09:03 PM (GMT) on 12 November, 2007

Troy: yes, it was 1.4 - the blurring is real. Personally, I like the effect, but I'd be interested to hear what other people thing. And don't apologise, I'd much rather people spoke their mind than say nothing at all.

comment by Jennifer at 09:45 PM (GMT) on 12 November, 2007

I adore very shallow DOF shots but there is a tendency to over do it (or so some think!) if you have capable glass. However this is just dandy if a little weirdl!

comment by Chris Johnson at 10:12 PM (GMT) on 12 November, 2007

I'd have kept the aperture down just enough so that "shoots himself" is in focus. The name is hilarious.

comment by Saito at 12:45 AM (GMT) on 13 November, 2007

Oh the joys of poor translation. :D There's an entire website called engrish.com full of photos like this of awkward/funny translations from Asian languages to English.

comment by Michael George at 02:22 AM (GMT) on 13 November, 2007

This really gave me a laugh. Although I don't necessarily think the shallow DoF is necessary, I think the point of the picture-- the saying on the fireworks --is all that really matters anyway.

comment by Navin Harish at 04:18 AM (GMT) on 13 November, 2007

Obviously the people who named it are not fans of Pandas or Peta. Last weekend we celebrated the biggest festival of Hindus called Diwali and everyone indulges in firecrackers. There are some with very bizarre names and graphics here too.

comment by Peter at 04:48 AM (GMT) on 13 November, 2007

you need to submit this to http://www.engrish.com It would fit perfectly there.

comment by njr at 07:32 AM (GMT) on 13 November, 2007

Well, it brought a smile to my face this morning.

comment by Josef Renklint at 08:01 AM (GMT) on 13 November, 2007

Rather twisted shot.. I must say I like the shallow dof.

comment by One Way at 09:32 AM (GMT) on 13 November, 2007

Very humourous ;-)

comment by David Chabashvili at 11:32 AM (GMT) on 13 November, 2007

Scary name for fireworks :)

Thats some cool effect there: feels like there is a bokeh between the sand and the box. Cool.

comment by csj at 01:51 PM (GMT) on 13 November, 2007

Reads more like a 'headline' rather than a firework!..... ;-), I like the image for the pure reason, you bothered to take it, and edit it, and that you saw something in it with showing, and that to break the horizon like this you were either in a hole in the ground, or you risked your camera in the sand, so good on you!

comment by Jamey at 03:25 PM (GMT) on 13 November, 2007

Very nice. Was there much balancing of sky and ground here or were they naturally at similar levels?

comment by Isi at 04:28 PM (GMT) on 13 November, 2007

I don't know why, but this photo almost depressed me imediatly upon viewing it. Great technic nevertheless

comment by fabrizio at 07:28 PM (GMT) on 13 November, 2007

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comment by djn1 at 08:50 PM (GMT) on 13 November, 2007

Thanks everyone :-)

comment by sam at 08:31 PM (GMT) on 9 December, 2007

hahahahahhahahahahhahaha send it into vice magazine they'll love it.