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“Leave the fireworks for those who cast no spark of their own.”
― Karen Abbott

I’ve been quite cheeky today, I’ve still taken a photo so that I’m within the challenge rules, but I’m instead publishing most of yesterdays shots taken at the firework display. And even a video! I’ve never been able to photograph fireworks, but last night I managed to capture a few albeit a little blurry. I didn’t have a tripod though…

 

The display happens once a year at the same place in the local town. Thousands of people attend, and luckily the weather was good. Although by the end of the display we could no longer feel our fingers, toes or faces – it was that cold!

The fireworks are set to music, which adds a cute atmosphere to the event, and there was a fairground as well which made it feel more of an event than just having fireworks. Bands and belly dancers performed on stage and there was even a Mr and Mrs Guy Fawkes judging event!

Fireworks night is no longer just one night here in the UK. It stretches on often for weeks. The weekends before and after the 5th of November are full of displays (big ones) and during the week there are often bonfires and smaller displays across the country. It makes for noisy sleeping sometimes!

And, as is mostly always the case after a night of fireworks, it’s raining heavily today. So here’s today’s shot – rain!

 

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