Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Happy Bonfire Night!

Tonight in Britain the skies will be full of smoke as people set off their firework displays...we set ours off last night as it was a dry night...one never knows living in the UK when that might happen again! :o)  So armed with hot chocolate, and of course my camera we set off into the garden.  I was keen to have a go at light painting with the sparklers and to capture the trails from the fireworks.  All of the following pictures were taken on long exposure night setting for a 5 second exposure time...and yes, my camera was on its little tripod and I used a 2 sec timer to reduce camera shake.  It is so easy now with digital cameras to have a play and get instant results. 









18 comments:

willywagtail said...

I do really like your new header. Very snazzy. Cherrie

Gina said...

Fabulous photos

love and hugs Gina xxx

Ginger_Curls said...

Amazing pictures. I really love the one where you have been writing with the sparkler.

black bear cabin said...

i have some fun sparkler photos too...its so much fun to play around with the camera now that its gone digital! Loved yours...and it looks like you guys had a good time!
cheers!~

anne bebbington said...

Awesome photos!

Kim said...

I forget that bonfire means fireworks to you. Nice pic at the end there with the loopdelooper. Fireworks are against the law in the State of MN. Too many fools blowing body parts off while trying to use them. Sigh. Here in MN, bonfire means and actual fire, a HUGE fire to celebrate autumn harvest or a winter party, party on the beaches of Lake Superior, that sort of thing. :)

Anina said...

Here fireworks are illegal so I'm really jealous!
LOVE the new banner!

Diane said...

Great fireworks photos. Thanks for the advice on downloading photos to Blogger.

Carin said...

Great shots with the sparklers and all DH did that on the 4th of July here I love how they look.

What exactly is Bon Fire night for?

Susan said...

Very cool--I say the tripod helped--I tried to film fireworks and jumped every time. LOL.

Lynda said...

Fantastic photos! My perfect bonfire night - looking at gorgeous fireworks from the comfort of my chair!

toni said...

i'm jealous too *lol* fireworks are illegal here - too many missing body parts apparently! love your new header! and the photos are terrific toni :O)

Katherine said...

Fanatastic photos! It looks like you're making great use of the tripod. Your photos would make a great calendar.

Tanya said...

I like those curly-cues from your sparkler!

nicolette said...

Bonfire night? That’s new to me!

Lovely pictures!!

Christy said...

The photographs are lovely Jane! We spoke to Mum on bonfire night. She was standing at her bedroom window watching the neighbor's fireworks display. She got all the beauty of the celebration with the warmth of the radiator and a cuppa tea!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Jane! You've been doing such great things with your camera -- love the pics. I'm especially fond of the cute pic of the mice in the previous post teehee! Love the new blog layout too!

SummerSadie said...

I was just asking one of my UK friends if Guy Fawkes night was a real thing (they mentioned it in a book I was reading), and she said it was the same thing as Bonfire night, and then here you post about it. Small world. :)