After the drummers finished it was time to walk down and find a good spot to set up the tripods for the firework display over the sea. On the way I took a couple of shots of the illuminated people and strange looking Father Christmases
So on to the fireworks, which I only get to practice once a year at this event, so this is my 2nd ever attempt. Marginally better than my 1st attempt last year, but that’s not saying much!
Yipee I made it to the end, didn’t miss a single day and am chuffed to pieces with my project. I learned a lot along the way, about composition, slowing down, being disciplined and lots of technical bits I hadn’t bothered with before.
Next year will be a different beastie, it will be a 365 as it’s not a leap year and will be tied in with my starting the ‘walk 1000 miles in 2017’ project. I’ll be using my phone and film cameras for it and it will be posted on my Fraggles Other Place blog, leaving this one clear for Fraggle reports with the fuji again. Wish me luck!
Tonight Phil came with me to photograph the bridges over the Tyne. I’ve seen loads from other people, and it probably doesn’t look any different to those, but this is mine and I’m chuffed it turned out so well.
Another busy day yesterday as we had our 2 grandkids staying over, I got my shot but by the time we’d got the last one in bed and had something to eat it was too late to faff on the net.
Also we’ve had 2 sunny if cold days, so the first shot is of the sunlight coming in to my bathroom just before it goes down behind the houses.
At this time of year the sun is very low in the sky all day, so doesn’t get above the houses at the back of where we live, but for 15 minutes or so it shines through the gap between 2 houses and streams through our back fence.
It’s been a busy day here today as we had family over for a festive tea, so Phil was doing tidying and I was doing cooking. No time for photo’s of my magnificent spread before it got eaten 😀 and as it’s late~ish now have just taken a shot of the globe lamp in our conservatory.
The weather tonight is even worse than when we had Storm Barbara. This I presume is Storm Connor, which wasn’t supposed to affect us much but it is, so I am staying in the warm. Running out of lights to shoot indoors, so made a tea~light fest of most of my candle holders.
Storm Barbara started on us about 12 midday and we thought it was a bit of a poor show to start with. Phil and I went out dropping cards off to relatives and having cups of coffee with all, and by the time we drove home we were in the thick of it, Barbara was definitely mean and feisty. So we are home now and warm and toasty while the wind gusts about and sporadic episodes of lashing rain come and go. Definitely not a night to venture forth with a camera, well at least not if you are a wimp like me, so made do with the water feature in my conservatory.
When Phil is on a late shift and I am on an early, or when he’s on an early shift and I am off so want to stay up reading, or if I get insomnia and don’t want to disturb him, I trot off to sleep in the spare room. When I snuggle down, and turn off the lights, this is what I can see 🙂
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