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Beach (fireworks) party.

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 7 November 2013 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

The main event last Sunday evening took place on Sandhaven Beach, South Shields just behind the fairground. Two shows, one at 6.30 pm with fewer big bangs, and the big one at 8.00 pm. Crowds were just huge for both and local knowledge was certainly needed to get a safe ride in, a good parking spot, and the ability to get away fast after the last firework without getting bogged down in the traffic.

I normally like to shoot from Trow Rocks to get plenty of light and colour reflecting from the sea, however this year I fancied doing things a little differently. So I got a little closer to the action right down on the sand.

There is a fellow almost on his knees in the wet sand, don't know if he was working with the pyrotechnics company or shooting some video, but he was pretty close to the "fallout area".

PENTAX K100D 4 seconds F/8.0 ISO 200 82 mm (35mm equiv.)

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PATRICK from miramas, France

another very great capture

7 Nov 2013 6:08am

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Très sympa ce feu d'artifice

Bonne journée

7 Nov 2013 6:13am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

How easy this looks after you have made all those detailed preparations but the results are a perfection. And, yes, I think I see the lurking figure out there near waters edge.

7 Nov 2013 7:01am

Devi from Chennai, India

Brilliant Curly !!!
I can see the crouching guy too...waiting for the sparks from heaven to fall...literally :)))

7 Nov 2013 7:28am

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Nice colours.

7 Nov 2013 7:36am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Great catch Curly, I gave ours a miss this year, the wind and rain was bad and from what I understand and saw from the window it was a bit of a washout, a shame though I thought I had found a new vantage point

7 Nov 2013 7:47am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Another lovely capture !

7 Nov 2013 9:07am

Toscana from Baden, France

Yes, more and more lovely .... with the reflect on the sea !
Have a nice day, Catherine.

7 Nov 2013 9:22am

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

Well caught fireworks display.

7 Nov 2013 9:33am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Well done you got some great results for your efforts:)

7 Nov 2013 9:40am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Thanks for the information ... I like fireworks "appear without being seen" on earth and the sea! A hug, Adela

7 Nov 2013 9:55am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a lovely light painting. I prefer the darker exposure here to yesterday's and the line of lights gives it a nice grounding.

7 Nov 2013 10:30am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful party !!

7 Nov 2013 10:43am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Very fine fire work view

7 Nov 2013 11:25am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Really liking this frame, Curly.

7 Nov 2013 12:31pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

cracking pyrotograph

7 Nov 2013 1:35pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Another wonderful shot Curly! It must have been a great party! ;-)

7 Nov 2013 2:03pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! I like this beauty shot

7 Nov 2013 2:11pm

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

What fun to have another reason in your year for fireworks.
Another super shot, Mr. C!

7 Nov 2013 3:14pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Beautiful shot !

7 Nov 2013 3:38pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superb night capture!

7 Nov 2013 3:49pm

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

Absolutely wonderful !!!! Fantastic camera work Curly !! I love the reflections !! Your text notes are great - it really adds the vibe of getting in and out the event !!

7 Nov 2013 3:51pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

excellent. love the bursts of color

7 Nov 2013 4:01pm

Joyce from Montana, United States

Great catch of the show Curly. Photos of fireworks are almost better than the real thing that disappears so quickly.

7 Nov 2013 4:02pm

franz from Baden, Austria

gorgeous explosion once again ... and i like the reflections in the dark sea !

7 Nov 2013 4:49pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

SPLENDIDE!!! Bonne soirée.

7 Nov 2013 5:14pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

An excellent capture showing a nice array of formations and colors!!

7 Nov 2013 6:24pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States


7 Nov 2013 6:58pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Nice view point

7 Nov 2013 7:29pm

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

wonderful photo, fantastic colours and reflections!

7 Nov 2013 7:32pm

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

Nicely done Curly, fireworks look great again this year.

7 Nov 2013 8:12pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Gorgeous colors and composition.

7 Nov 2013 10:01pm

Chantal Mandeville from Montréal, Canada

Vraiment beau !!

8 Nov 2013 2:50pm

sameh from tehran, Iran

lovely colors ;)

8 Nov 2013 7:37pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

All the serie is fantastic!

8 Nov 2013 11:50pm

4 seconds
ISO 200
82 mm (35mm equiv.)