Unexpected Delight

I was sitting at my desk last night when I heard the unmistakable sound of firecrackers going off. There were no local events schedule nearby to my knowledge, so I presumed someone had a pocket full of illegal (in Queensland) crackers they were setting off in the nearby park. I sat motionless in my chair waiting for the noise to dissipate, presuming by the time I went out onto the balcony to look, it would be all over. Sigh, why waste the energy right?

After a minute or two the air was still crackling and this is what I saw when I got up to investigate. I worked for these shots because my camera was packed away. I damn near hit the sound barrier getting it all set up and on the tripod.  (The sound barrier is reached when an object (that’s me) moves at a speed of 343 metres per second (ref)) I hit the auto focus and took a few snaps before it was over. No time for playing around with settings.

These photographs are taken from Woody Point looking across Bramble Bay to Clontarf Beach, Queensland, Australia



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10 Responses to Unexpected Delight

  1. scifihammy says:

    I’ve always loved fireworks, but they are banned here in SA, which is good for the animals!


  2. pommepal says:

    You did very well to capture them. I have never been able to nail them.


  3. suzjones says:

    Seeing the quality of the fireworks (and number) I was thinking it may be a local event or a wedding. Looks like it was. 🙂
    Nice captures. I find fireworks so difficult to photograph.


    • Thank you Suz. I was squealing “don’t stop yet, don’t stop yet, don’t stop yet” while I was unpacking the camera and rushing to get it on the tripod. The poor dog. She’s quite jittery so my unexpected outbreak combined with the fireworks going off freaked her out completely.


  4. kiwiskan says:

    you did so well! Thanks for sharing

    Liked by 1 person

  5. bmagpub says:

    There was a big rugby match there last night? 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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