A much more intense capture of the final few minutes of the UK entry to the Blackpool International Fireworks Competition. Although the previous image is my favourite, this one has been growing on me the more I study its detail. The subtle yellows and greens work great below that mass of red explosion. You can clearly make out how the rockets are being fired along the pier toward the camera, the smoke reflects the colour well. If the tide had been in further it would be more impressive, with a reflection below the pier, but I can’t have everything. I would encourage you to click on the image above to see the larger version, as it is much clearer with more detail.
I had only been back at the flat for three hours, before I got on a train with Mark to Blackpool. I was a little disappointed, as the UK’s firework display only lasted about 15 minutes. Now I look back on the photographs, it was well worth it. This evening I took about 250 frames (an average of a photo every two seconds). I have deleted over 200 of those and have about 20 firework photographs similar to the above image. I hope to write a tutorial in future on how to photograph fireworks, but might need to go back to Blackpool on the 28th to take more photos at the final display of this year.
Tonight I went to Bowdon Cricket Club’s Annual Firework Display. It had been raining all day so the ground was pretty muddy but the fireworks will still amazing, the weather even cleared up a little. I took hundreds of photos but seeing as I didn’t have a tripod or any support to hold the camera most of the photos I took were blurred. The photo below was of the final show and the best image I took.