First of a small selection of fireworks shots taken in and around South Shields, so sorry there will be no Silly Tuesday contribution this week.
Guy Fawkes Night in the UK is supposed to be a celebration of the salvation of Parliamentary democracy when we remember the awful plot by Guy Fawkes and his small band to blow up the King, the Court, and the Houses of Parliament in 1605. In years gone by we would all light bonfires and cook food around them, and celebrate with our own fireworks, now all this is frowned upon and it is more usual to attend more organised displays.
This was one is held every year on the outskirts of South Shields at Oakleigh Gardens School in Cleadon Village and is organised by the local Rotary Club.
I just turned up with the little point and shoot to see how it copes with fireworks, and mounted on a tripod it surprised me how well it exposed for them, although I struggled to find exposures longer than two seconds.
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Read my views in Curly's Corner Shop, to find out a little more about my home town South Shields.
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