Friday, 4 January 2008

Fireworks 2008



Did you see fireworks? My camera has a special firework setting but is very slow when using that, this are the best pictures I have. One hour after our New Year we always see the BBC and watch the "Big Ben" and fireworks in London, very beautiful.

45 comments:

Kerri said...

Happy New Year!

Wow! I think you did a great job with these....I am terrible at night shots!

I didn't even stay up for Midnight...I had travelling the next day that I had to get up early for.

Donna said...

Beautiful shots! I'm just starting out with my Canon Rebel XT...

dot said...

These are excellent shots!! I didn't go anywhere to see the fireworks but I could hear some going off. Over here we have the big peach drop in Atlanta and one of our local small towns has the "possum drop". Honest. lol

Julie said...

Lovely tracery on these shots.

I didn't see the London ones, but gather they ran up a bill of 100k a minute. Son recently took some good ones on camera video mode.

Andrea said...

Love the fireworks. We were in a Watch Night service at our church Christmas Eve night. We were in the altar praying the old year out and the new year in so I was not around fireworks.

I see Dot's post above. Yes, in Tallapoosa, GA. they have a "Possum drop" because Tallapoosa used to be called Possum Snout in the 1800's.

mrsnesbitt said...

We also listen to Big Ben...hubby lets in the New Year on the stroke of 12.

Sandy Carlson said...

A fireworks setting! I think you have a beautiful picture here. God bless.

Marie said...

I love the firework photos!

K M F said...

wounderfull fireworks

RuneE said...

I seems to me that you got it about right - I didn't even try!

Old Wom Tigley said...

I've tried a few times to get good shots of fireworks but not yet managed it.
A great set for Sky Watch.

Happy New Blogging Year To You

oldmanlincoln said...

Your fireworks photos are very nice. Some of the best I have seen.

Sharon said...

These fireworks pictures are the best! You captured the colors and action beautifuly! We had a family gathering and at midnight sat around the TV and watched the ball drop in New York City.

Sister--Three said...

Wow.

Garden Angel said...

Happy new year!
Very good shots of the fireworks!!!

evlahos said...

Happy new year. Fantastic captures, great fireworks. well done

Monique said...

Don't I miss those beautiful fireworks here! Wonderful photographs!

Julie said...

Dick - yes, Virtual Journey is the main blog. The other's are outliers that I may or may not develop - I like the idea of having a main page and others people can browse if they feel like it - find it gives the photos and stuff more space to 'breathe' rather than slipping into archives. Bit like a magazine, I suppose.

New to blogging, so am enjoying experimenting - and seeing how other folk like yourself make real impact with their blogs!

happyone said...

I love the fireworks. This is my favorite SkyWatch Friday today!! :-)

Sharon said...

Awesome!

Julie said...

Dick - thanks - agree fully on the dark backgrounds; think the choice on blogger is restrictive for photographs.

I went with the minima black at first, but though it gives the pictures - especially the smaller ones - much more throw, the line length for text on that template is frustrating; and by Christmas I found it was a bit dark having all the blogs themed that way.

I used to have a photo blog with a choice of linen effect backgrounds, which really suited to showing shots of oil paintings on canvas etc.

Would be wary myself of tackling html changes, but son is in the computer science area, so gives me that option. Funnily enough, I was tempted to change just the main blog back to black before you commented!

Cheers, and thanks for the input!

Julie said...

Dick - have just changed the main photo blog - Virtual Image - back to black. You're right - gives the orchid photos particularly a real punch. Its too cramped on the main page; pity they don't do stretch in dark shades as yet.

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Angie said...

Hi,
These are excellent.I saw some lovely fireworks being set off by some of our neighbours but I didn't take any photos.I wish I had now but I doubt they would have been anywhere near as good as these.

Ida said...

A firework setting? Great! :)
The photos are sharp and colourful. Nice.
Happy new year!

Misty Dawn said...

These photos are amazing! They really take my breath away! Awesome - absolutely awesome!

Suzi-k said...

These are great, hope it was a fun party!! Happy New Year

Julie said...

Thanks Dick - Didn't appreciate that.
Will check out how to do this with son.

lissa said...

WOW! Love them all!

Thanks for visiting my skywatch. Have a wonderful week.

GAWO said...

Very nice photos.
Happy New Year.

Astrid Witte said...

Ziet er niet slecht uit, dacht ik. Die 1e lijken net van die paardebloem-pluizen.

Anna said...

I love fireworks! I have a fireworks setting on my camera, too - but I haven't quite figured it out yet.

April said...

The three photos you show are well done. I've never managed to make good ones from fireworks.
Dear Dick, I wish you a happy new year 2008.

Ginnie said...

You got some good ones here, Dick! No, I did not see fireworks this year except through photos like yours. So Dank je wel!

Neva said...

I am impressed that you got any!!! very nice....

imac said...

What nice photos you got.

Come Swanning with me

Julie said...

Thanks again for your imput - have had a good look at the colour changes; didn't realize how easy they were to implement.

Cheers,

NYCindividual said...

Great photos! MY camer takes pics of fireworks too (a fireworks mode) but I have no idea how to use and actually have pics that turn out. I posted some pics of 4th of July a while back of fireworks, but they're nothing like yours.

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes' said...

Hi Dick, So I see you made the pictures as you promised from the fireworks... we were having some "poor" small fireworks...

Dankjewel voor je trouwe bezoeken, en ja maandag 'weer aan de bak' dus ik doe het even rustig aan met bloggen, doch zo-nu-en-dan kan ik het niet laten om TOCH! even 'een foto te posten' of even op andere blogs te kijken.

Goede wensen en nog een fijn weekend, (ik heb vandaag toch nog weer 1 foto gepost haha!)

Groeten

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Kalyan said...

WoW, wow....some stunning shots to begin the new year with...excellent!

Amrita said...

Spectacular indeed. Happy New Year.

Andrée said...

Magnificent!!! I hope I do half as well on the Fourth of July (the only time we see fireworks). I only have one time a year to practice. My Sky Watch Friday is here.

Oswegan said...

Very nice.

~Oswegan

Lilli & Nevada said...

Love the fireworks i wish my camera would do that going to try and catch up on some photos while i have internet connection