Did you go to any cool firework displays in your area?
We have a couple of fairly large shows locally – I really want to go one year and try my hand at firework photography, but I’ll probably get some crazy looks rockin’ up with my tripod and all that
Maybe that’s just as well, because I decided to have a try at home in our garden, and wow, it’s a whole lot harder than it looks.
I don’t mean to state the obvious, but fireworks don’t exactly stay still to allow you to line up the shot. Nor do they come back for re-takes.
I felt like one of those machine-gun operators you see in the movies, pivoting from side-to-side trying to ‘hit my target’.
I was relieved when we had some ground-level fireworks. The sparklers were the most fun – here you can see Thomas writing his name.
For this next shot, we had Thomas stand still whilst I ran around him with a sparkler for 30 seconds. He appears cocooned in a golden blaze!
He’s such a fidgeter, we had him put his hands in his pocket. The only way to keep him still!
Catherine Wheels are cool, too. They are nailed to the fence so I get chance to line up…
… and Lauren doing her own thang. No change there.
I really liked the whole long-exposure effect with sparklers. I’d like to give that a try again, sometime. Ooh, maybe down the beach in early evening, making hearts!
I hope you had a great 5th November?
We didn’t stay out too long – it was way to cold and windy for me. Maybe we’ll try some more at New Year. You?