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Guy Fawkes Night

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Guy Fawkes Night, South Shields


This is a big picture of our biggest organised fireworks display for Guy Fawkes Night. It took place on Sunday evening so all of the children could see it before going back to school on Monday. The fairground stayed open until 10.00 p.m. and thousands of people flocked to the beach for this annual spectacle. The picture was taken from Trow Rocks, where I was the only photographer, I had easy access and egress from the site, what a way to catch those reflections in the sea!

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 50mm lens, 3 seconds, f8, iso 400, velbon tripod. (White balance was set to tungsten to compensate for the street lights)



Written by curly

November 5, 2007 at 12:32 am

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  1. perfect : reflection, color and framing


    November 5, 2007 at 8:10 am

  2. love fireworks….


    November 5, 2007 at 10:17 am

  3. Taking photos of fireworks is hard. But you did a great job! I don’t know if you see much noise in the original picture, but here it’s quite obvious. Try to run the picture in Noise Ninja, a plug-in for Photoshop. It usually works great.


    November 5, 2007 at 12:58 pm

  4. very cool. Fireworks are very hard too shoot. Love the water line on the beach!


    November 5, 2007 at 8:17 pm

  5. Very nice shot. Fireworks are very hard to catch…and the best the reflection in the water. Cheer


    November 5, 2007 at 9:10 pm

  6. I give that photo two hundred out of a hundred.
    Great Photo Curly.


    November 6, 2007 at 11:39 am

  7. Good old WB control…… did well with the POV to catch those shore waves. I liked that.


    November 6, 2007 at 2:40 pm

  8. What a great photo! Beautiful colors and reflections.

    Fénix (Bostonscapes)

    November 9, 2007 at 4:29 pm

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