Mike Kobal

July 5, 2009

Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks in New York City: Canon 5D mark II


Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks in New York City: Canon 5D mark II from Mike Kobal on Vimeo.

This year the fireworks moved crosstown to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the exploration of the Hudson River by Henry Hudson. Shot from Hoboken, NJ, it was spectacular. Canon 5Dmk2 and 24-70mm at 2.8 at ISO 2000, Tripod with fluid head, edited in FCP. Music: Mozart, Turkish March, you can buy it here: http://www.amazon.com/Mozart-Rondo-Turca-Turkish-March/dp/B000JIDN5W

Filed under: City Life — mike.kobal @ 10:33 am

17 Comments »

  1. A bit too “descriptive” for me. Nice show anyway !
    By the way, the music you used is not the overture of the Abduction from the Seraglio. It’s a transcription for orchestra of the final movement of a piano sonata (N°11) commonly knowned as “Alla Turca”

    Comment by Thomas C. — July 5, 2009 @ 5:42 pm

  2. yes! the Turkish March! thanks for pointing it out.

    Comment by mike.kobal — July 5, 2009 @ 9:02 pm

  3. Your work is really fantastic. Grand Central Terminal is great. All the best.

    Jasminko Halilovic, Sarajevo, BiH

    Comment by Jasminko Halilovic — July 5, 2009 @ 9:06 pm

  4. thanks much Jasminko!

    Comment by mike.kobal — July 5, 2009 @ 9:07 pm

  5. Better than the Beijing Olympics which sucked large!!!

    Comment by Rob — July 6, 2009 @ 2:26 am

  6. haha, don’t know about that!

    Comment by mike.kobal — July 6, 2009 @ 7:07 am

  7. Wow! beautiful captures!

    Were you using the bulb setting? Or exposure time? What was it maybe 1/20th?

    Comment by Andy — July 6, 2009 @ 7:45 am

  8. thanks Andy, 1/30th at 2.8 iso 2000

    Comment by mike.kobal — July 6, 2009 @ 12:11 pm

  9. Great job, again capturing and creating from the current. Learning from the teacher; keep on putting up your great art! You’ve got the talent!!

    Comment by toby tanser — July 6, 2009 @ 12:21 pm

  10. thanks Toby.

    Comment by mike.kobal — July 6, 2009 @ 6:34 pm

  11. […] This is amazing high definition footage of the Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks display set to Mozart’s Turkish March. Shot from Hoboken, NJ, across the Hudson river. Found at Vimeo from Mike Kobal. […]

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  12. this is amazing

    Comment by GT — July 7, 2009 @ 2:06 am

  13. What setting did you have the camera on?

    Comment by Kristina — July 7, 2009 @ 5:00 am

  14. thanks GT and Kristina. M mode.

    Comment by mike.kobal — July 7, 2009 @ 6:02 am

  15. Amazing. I am a photog major and was wondering how you did this. The fireworks came in 3 sets, and was wondering what made this happen,if it was editing, or just the way it was recorded, in pieces. You can email me if you wish.

    Comment by Eric — November 27, 2010 @ 6:37 pm

  16. Eric, you are looking at a multi exposure.

    Comment by mike.kobal — November 30, 2010 @ 12:55 pm

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