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