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Fireworks over Southport

This weekend sees the British Musical Fireworks Championships by the Marine Lake in Southport. Six teams compete over three nights for the title, setting the fireworks display to music. It is all high tec these days with computer aided firing and modern fireworks mortars and shell, no men running about with lighted matches now.

I must admit to not being as impressed as last year with the two displays that I saw last night, nowhere near as good as last year's winner. I did not get many decent photographs either, I suppose you win some (last year) and you loose some (this year).

Fireworks over Southport

This weekend sees the British Musical Fireworks Championships by the Marine Lake in Southport. Six teams compete over three nights for the title, setting the fireworks display to music. It is all high tec these days with computer aided firing and modern fireworks mortars and shell, no men running about with lighted matches now.

I must admit to not being as impressed as last year with the two displays that I saw last night, nowhere near as good as last year's winner. I did not get many decent photographs either, I suppose you win some (last year) and you loose some (this year).

comments (3)

  • Max Black
  • very badly hung over
  • 7 Oct 2007, 11:20
Still think this is a cracker of a shot, never tried snapping fireworks.
Les Auld: One of the very few from the evening, thanks for the comment.
Good work. I think I'll have a go at this on the 5th Nov.
Les Auld: Give it a try, but expect quite a few poor images as well, my theory is if you take a couple of hundred photos then you will get the timing right on a few of them, for fireworks timing is almost everything. Try manual focus as well as I find autofocus tends to hunt.
Wonderful! Reminds me of my wedding day. (:o)
Les Auld: Fireworks as well, must have been good. thanks for the comment rosalyn.

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