Sydney fire works – photo critique using Tudor Rating System

Sydney New Year Fireworks photo critique using TRS Hello Academy of Photography,  my name is Phoen Aeriophoen I am from Indonesia, but at the moment I live in Wollongong Australia […]

Sydney New Year Fireworks

photo critique using TRS

Hello Academy of Photography, 
my name is Phoen Aeriophoen
I am from Indonesia, but at the moment I live in Wollongong Australia to study
Happy New Years 2014 guys, 
From Wollongong, i took a train and went to Sydney to watch my first new years eve fireworks in Australia. I arrived at Circular Quay at 11am,
Then I was walking around that place to search for the good spot to take photo, but then realized there were plenty of people already sit at the sweet spots, I know i should came earlier 🙁  . 

However, small rain made most of the people left who already at the front leave their place and but i stayed under the umbrella and managed my way to move slightly little by little to the front row and finally i got a good spot to shoot fireworks.
I was lucky that i came with friends, so I didn’t get bored. We wait patiently until the night come.  
I shot some fireworks before in Jakarta Indonesia, but this NYE fireworks in Sydney is the best fireworks i’ve ever seen.

My equipment
Canon 18-135mm lens with Canon body 550D (Rebel T2i)

Tripod

Meike shutter release remote

I attached 3 of my best photos
the rest of the photos i put it on my flickr page
http://www.flickr.com/photos/aeriophoen/sets/72157639342345476/

Thank You
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Phoen

Thank you for your submission. I am happy to see these images as they look great and I will be also happy to use the TRS (Tudor Rating System) for them. I believe I can make comments in bulk, for all 3 of them in teh same time as they are not that different

Sydney Fire Works New Year 2014

Content – I would rate this a 7. I have seen fireworks before, however you have spent the one special night of the year focused on your camera and missing some of the fun because you worried about it, I would give you the 7. I know you must have spent the entire day waiting for it and that shows a lot of commitment.For a normal fireworks I would probably say a 6 but this is the extra point.
Composition – TRS mark – 7 out of 10. I see the lights breath comfortable, there is a nice visual balance, I see a nice perspective, decent zoom to include the extent of the fire works
Image quality – 8 out of 10 – I see that you are competent with your camera and can produce visual appealing images. I see that you have used the right shutter speed to cover the trajectory of one set of fire works and I enjoy the balance between the light and dark
Overall rating – a bit above 7 which puts your work into the GOOD PHOTOGRAPHY category
I like your images, are visually appealing and you show as a competent photographer
Thank you for your submission.
if you are not with the Tudor Rating System,  please see the associated article. I would like to see some more photography from you covering something else. Before sending photos, please rate the images yourself first.
new year 2014
sydney fireworks1
sydney fireworks2
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