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Guy Fawkes Night

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 5 November 2012 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

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.

This was just developed in RAW and resized for the web, nothing more.

FUJIFILM FinePix F550EXR 2 seconds F/13.0 ISO 100 9 mm

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Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

nice fireworks.... lovely shot....

5 Nov 2012 5:13am

Andrew Atkinson from Hartlepool, United Kingdom

very nice

5 Nov 2012 5:55am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

What an excellent result.........

5 Nov 2012 6:09am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Superbe ce feu d'artifice

Bonne journée

5 Nov 2012 6:21am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Terrific result with your point and shoot. It seems that almost no one has a bonfire and fireworks in their back garden anymore

5 Nov 2012 6:45am

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

Fabulous.... way to go point and shoot!

5 Nov 2012 6:46am

Javier from Castro-Urdiales, Spain

Bonitos fuegos artificiales. Me giusta el colorido de éstos!

5 Nov 2012 6:49am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

I like this it is like a huge cone of fabulous colour. I think the backgarden bonfire and firework days were much more fun.

5 Nov 2012 7:02am

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

Wonderful shot, even though its taken with a point-and-shoot.

5 Nov 2012 7:19am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Great timing!!

5 Nov 2012 7:43am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5****

5 Nov 2012 7:56am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

The longer exposure certainly gives enough time for "The show to develop" in the back of the camera, so you get much more of a feel of what people who were there actually experience

5 Nov 2012 8:12am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Wonderful firework skills by you and the pyrotechnical expert.

5 Nov 2012 8:36am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I often come away from events like this with a better experience in the camera than on the ground . . but that might be because I spend so much time fiddling with the camera that I miss the show. Happens even without fireworks come to think of it.

5 Nov 2012 8:38am

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

Beautiful photo!

5 Nov 2012 8:38am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb shot - all light and less smoke - perfect exposure.

5 Nov 2012 8:40am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Wow - fabulous, I love it.

5 Nov 2012 8:57am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

spectacular display Curly

5 Nov 2012 9:45am

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Magnificent picture! I love fireworks !

5 Nov 2012 9:47am

Albert from FOURS EN VEXIN, France

Beautiful picture and very good shut.

5 Nov 2012 9:49am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales Boy), Germany

I do miss Bonfire night over here in Germany !! We have a huge amount of fireworks here for New Years Eve and bonfires at Easter but never the two together (not forgetting,sausages,baked tatties,toffee apples and all the kit to go with it)

5 Nov 2012 10:04am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Very beautiful picture! Have a nice day.

5 Nov 2012 10:05am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Well done and I love the silhouetted trees too.

5 Nov 2012 10:10am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful display.. lovely shot

5 Nov 2012 10:10am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

who needs all that heavy SLR technology :). Perfectly exposed

5 Nov 2012 10:54am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendide ce feu d'artifice, magnifique shot. Bonne journée.

5 Nov 2012 11:04am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Beautiful fire works.

5 Nov 2012 11:11am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Great framing : a line of fire !!

5 Nov 2012 11:23am

STEED from D, France

This old Guy Fawkes never die !!!!!!! Old souvenirs from my school years.....Nice !!!

5 Nov 2012 12:01pm

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Nice, the little Fuji did OK:)

5 Nov 2012 12:27pm

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Excellent is very beautiful. a great shot ..
Good week.

5 Nov 2012 12:55pm

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

Cracking stuff Curly, a spectacular fireworks shot.

5 Nov 2012 1:00pm

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

Is it New Year's Eve already? :-)
I find it very difficult to photograph fireworks. This picture is awesome succeeded

5 Nov 2012 2:16pm

Veronique from France, Switzerland

Very well done !! nice different colors and the light is like feathers.

5 Nov 2012 2:58pm

Hossein Saharnaz from Ahvaz, Iran

superbe and very nice

5 Nov 2012 3:08pm

Sylvie capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire (Loire Valley), France

bravo il est bien réussi celui-ci !

5 Nov 2012 3:57pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful image of fireworks. Great capture. :)

5 Nov 2012 4:47pm

David from Avranches, France

Magnifique Monsieur.

5 Nov 2012 4:59pm

shervin from Amol, Iran

Very nice

5 Nov 2012 5:11pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

I will wait and see if we get any as spectacular as that out the back.

5 Nov 2012 5:29pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

No Silly Tuesday contribution for this week????!!!! Now what do I have to live for? :-) Beautiful colors and displays captured in these fireworks!

5 Nov 2012 5:33pm

Tomix from landerneau, France


5 Nov 2012 5:37pm

Baldwin from Venezuela

Stunning shot of this wonderful fireworks !!! And very interesting information ... Thanks for sharing

5 Nov 2012 6:05pm

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

Cheers for this fireworks shot

5 Nov 2012 6:05pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Superb concatenation of works, Curly. Perfect exposure and beautiful overall image.

5 Nov 2012 6:06pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful fireworks shot Curly! ;-)

5 Nov 2012 7:43pm

Gemma Wiseman from Melbourne, Australia

The trees softly silhouetted in the smoky light add a gorgeous atmosphere to this burst of colour!

5 Nov 2012 7:45pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

5 stars from me. Spectacular image

5 Nov 2012 8:16pm

franz from Baden, Austria

superb ... as if from a painter's palette !!!

5 Nov 2012 8:40pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Nice one, nice to see fireworks shots, I haven't taken one

5 Nov 2012 9:00pm

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Magnifique shot Curly!

5 Nov 2012 9:33pm

Craig from Perth, Australia

Great colour and foreground is interesting

5 Nov 2012 10:28pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful capture of those fireworks.

5 Nov 2012 10:46pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Great shot, Curly. Love those trees at the bottom, too.

5 Nov 2012 10:56pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Magnificos fuegos artificiales en tu imagen... Son los mejores que he visto nunca... Gracias por el texto informativo... Un abrazo, Adela

5 Nov 2012 11:07pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Beautiful fireworks on your image ... They are the best I've ever seen ... Thanks for the info text ... A hug, Adela

5 Nov 2012 11:08pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

a real hero in the eyes of many

6 Nov 2012 12:37am

Emma G from Canberra, Australia

Great fireworks shot...you have a very good point and shoot :) Back in NZ we still have fireworks in backyards...I think that those days are numbered though!!

6 Nov 2012 12:46pm

@Emma G: I remember them fondly :-)

Learning Soul from Bangalore, India

Amazing beauty !

6 Nov 2012 5:04pm

mike from Cap d'Agde, France

Excellent! *****

6 Nov 2012 5:30pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Awesome captures. All of them.

7 Nov 2012 3:51pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

So many huge shiny daisies! I envy you the capture of fireworks....I never manage!

9 Nov 2012 10:43am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Very nice...you sure did a fine job with a point and shoot...

12 Nov 2012 7:12am

2 seconds
ISO 100
9 mm