We were delighted to be invited to a private bonfire and fireworks party last night, hosted by GG’s boss at his smallholding (grrr, very jealous of that!!). I managed to take some more pictures, fiddling with the settings on my camera all the while, although I can’t tell whether or not it improved the quality at all! I think it’s probably a bit hit and miss with fireworks, as you have to be very lucky in order to press the button at the correct moment to capture the explosion of colour.
These two (above and below) were my favourite pictures of the evening. The first picture, I think, manages to capture the starburst aspect of the firework, while you can clearly see the variety of colours in the below picture. I think what I was hoping to achieve was a clear photo of individual sparkles of the firework, but either I need a better camera for that or I need to do some more research before next year! Digital Dame left me a comment on my last post about fireworks in which she posted a link to a website which (hopefully) will show me where I’m going wrong! However, even though I’ve not got the photos for which I was hoping, I’m still content (for now!) with the results I’ve achieved.
But first, I need to go and get a couple of thousand words written for my NaNoWriMo project! On this day two years ago I passed the 50,000 word mark – it’ll take a small miracle and faster fingers than mine to get there in the next seventeen hours! That would be an average of 2200 words an hour, and I need to cook, eat and drink as well!