Bonfire Night

07 Nov

We were invited to a firework display on Saturday night at Severn Park in Bridgnorth, Arranged by Bridgnorth Rugby Club & Bridgnorth Aluminium.

Right said Chrissy a chance to try to capture some firework photographs!…….
Neither of us had tried fireworks before and it was with some doubt that we set up our tripods and with wine in one hand and the camera in the other we snapped away checking out the scene trying to suss out how to take pics in less than ideal light (pitch black mostly)….. The first few as you can imagine weren’t ideal, but with more wine and more practice it started to come together!…..:)

This first one was looking back from where we were at the band on a 40′ trailer, with St Leonard’s church lit up in the background…. Also shows the TWO bars (Rugby Club remember!) the Hog Roast and various other interests……

This one was looking forward towards where we hoped to capture the action later, the fires provided by 40′ gallon drums regularly topped up with wood!…….

Someone was lighting and launching chinese lanterns too, not that we were able to capture these well for some reason?…..:(

It was about this time that we were accosted by several young girls wanting their pictures taken, I guess they thought we were press and wanting their pics in the paper, but we told them we were only taking pics for our blogs, didn’t seem to faze them any so the pics are on Chrissy’s blog if you’d like to see……
(it’s been a long time since i’ve been accosted by young ladies too!…. happy memories!….:))

Then the show started….. didn’t have a great deal of time to get sorted we just snapped away on manual just hoping to get a decent frame or two?……. turned out it isn’t that hard as long as you know roughly where in the sky they are likely to explode!……

All in all a very enjoyable experience, success that we didn’t expect and all due to the hospitality of Bridgnorth Rugby Club & Bridgnorth Aluminium!…. thanks to all involved in the organisation!…..:)

(P.S. the firework shots are worth a click to see full size……)


Posted by on November 7, 2010 in photography


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3 responses to “Bonfire Night

  1. sue

    November 8, 2010 at 9:30 am

    I’ve just popped in via Chrissy’s blog. Great firework shots Andy – particularly the last one. We went to EuroDisney for New Year and the fireworks were spectacular (as you’d expect from Uncle Walt) and I probably managed only 3 or 4 photos I was happy with from the hundreds I took!

    Chinese lanterns can no longer be launched from our beach during the annual Whitstable Oyster Festival because of fears they’ll be mistaken for distress flares by the coastguard guys!!! They used to look spectacular

    • Andy

      November 8, 2010 at 8:43 pm

      Thanks for your visit and comment Sue, regarding the pics we did do a lot of reading up before hand so I guess we were at least a little prepared, when you look at a site like this and see pics you like you assume that all our shots were good too?…. far from the case as you’ve experienced, 10% is a fair average!…..LOL

      i’ve never seen these lanterns launched before, not sure about the potential firebomb effect either?……..



  2. Jane McMullian

    November 10, 2010 at 6:40 pm



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