Sunday, 1 November 2009

Firework Fiesta 2009

Hi everyone.

Well what a brilliant evening I had yesterday. My hubbie and I took our daughter Sophie and her friend Becca to the local Firework Fiesta. It's held every year, with the profits going to local charities.  It's an amazing extravaganda, with the local radio station, a funfair, plenty of food stalls, a monstorous bonfire, and of course a spectacular firework display.

This year my main reason for attending was that I wanted to try out my Canon 450 DSLR which I bought in July to take shots of the fireworks, which I haven't done with this camera before.  I took my tripod, read up the techniques on the internet, and set my camera settings up before I left home, changed my lens, charged my battery and thought that if I could only get one good shot, it would be worthwhile.  I've never managed to get good photo's of fireworks on any of my previous camera's. 

Anyway, here are the photos, I haven't changed any of the colours at all, although this is an option I might have a little fun with sometime.  I did crop and sharpen them in photoshop though.  I'd love to hear what you think. 

I'm really pleased with how these turned out. I have learned a few things for next time though. I think I would not use a zoom lens next time, so I can get more background in and possibly more drama against the black night sky.

I did take a couple of hundred photo's all told, but these are by far the best ones, and I can only improve....but sadly I'll have to wait a whole year before the next one, aaahhhh!!!!!

Hope you enjoyed looking, and thanks for visiting.

Hugs Debbie xx


Fleur said...

Hi Debbie it was lovely to see you yesterday. Your photo's are fantastic - so much detail, I love the fact that you can see little puffs of smoke at the centre of the "explosion"
Take care & see you soon - hugs Fleur xXx

louise said...

wowee Debbie the photos turned out fantastic you can see all the colour of the fireworks and I love the one of the funfair it's fab.
hugs, louise xx

Crafty Lou said...

Yes WOW! Debbie your photos are fantastic, just love all the detail you have captured and even the little puffs of smoke as the fireworks explode.Well done you, it was lovely to see you

Mel said...

Wowee Debbie, these are fantastic photos. You must be dead pleased with your camera. It was lovely to meet you on Sat. Sir Stampalot is such a lovely place. it's not just a shop it's the crafters choice to 'hang out' together at and thats down to Janice and Andy creating a wonderful haven for us all to be. Melx

Mel said...

I've just been on Crafty Lous blog and i can feel the heat of the bonfire from there ! Melx

Debbie said...

Wow what fabulous photo's Debbie...i really don't think there is much room for improvement they are stunning! Debbie x

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Debbie, your fireworks shots are out of this world. You definitely had your settings just perfect. Can't believe the gorgeous colours. You are a definite pro ... it would be great if you could perhaps share your camera's settings with us. Well done!

chris said...

OMG these are unbelievable, didnt get to a bonfire night but now I dont feel cheated.
lots of love chris xx

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