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Firework Fantasia

By Mavis
On the second night of my holiday ( Saturday). Barry drove me to Peterborough on his friend's directions. Crawled for what seemed miles before we found a parking space . then we had to go through a gate and up a long long track . Then we saw someone in the dark and asked if it was the right way to the firework display and they replied they hoped so . I had my Camera bag and my stick , poor Barry carried all his gear and two hefty tripods. Suddenly we came upon this lake and only a few people standing about . The majority must have turned left when we turned right . We found a space , set up our tripods , Camera set to 100 ISO 5" @f16 cable release and BANG !! at 8pm. sharp it started . Such explosions of colour I kept forgetting to take the pictures. I did squeal with delight . I've never seen anything so stupendous 'cept for London .Hope you enjoy . I certainly did .xx

Tags: Fireworks Photo journalism Peterborough Ferry meadows

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Barbaraj 11 450 England
7 Nov 2007 8:15AM
Very colourful.

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piccy 11 8 Wales
7 Nov 2007 8:15AM
That's a cracker Wink great colour and reflection - well caught. Missed them this year as I was working but hope to get some in a couple of weeks.
LisaRose 11 172 4 United States
7 Nov 2007 8:19AM
Wow! One of the best fireworks shots I have seen. Love the colors and the fan like shape, beautiful.

7 Nov 2007 8:20AM
Excellent capture Mavis, very colourful,
scott_jessuk 12 249 1 Scotland
7 Nov 2007 9:19AM
Wow that looks fantastic, nicely captures.

KBan 13 502 4 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2007 9:33AM
super shot Mavis, great reflection
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1887 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2007 9:47AM
This is a super shot - the reflection is the obvious draw, but I love the trees silhouetted against the sparks. Really attractive.
C_Daniels 13 399 10 England
7 Nov 2007 9:52AM
You were right Mave - superb!

The reflection and spread of the display works so well, looks sort of like a reptiles eye...

Have you added anything...?
simont 13 2.3k 4 England
7 Nov 2007 9:57AM
Fabulous reflection.
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
7 Nov 2007 10:03AM
Thanks everyone . No Caleb just as it was I just cropped out the black sky xxx

Will add some more pics xx
imander 11 388 7 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2007 10:06AM
really first class captures, they look fantastic
Dotrob 12 Wales
7 Nov 2007 10:15AM
Great capture, super reflections.
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
7 Nov 2007 10:16AM
Good 'display ' of pics Mavis. I think that No 1 is a gem of a shot.One of the best firework shots I have seen on here. Love it.
Mari 14 1.8k United Kingdom
7 Nov 2007 10:17AM
Number 1 and 3 are my favs, they are spectacular Mavis, well done

Mari xx
irishman 14 1.1k 2 Ireland
7 Nov 2007 10:46AM
looks like you had a bang of a time then Mavis. Cracking shots. Martin
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
7 Nov 2007 10:49AM
Thanks Mari and Martin . The holiday isn't over yet !Glad you enjoyed them xx
7 Nov 2007 11:47AM
Screamer, Mavis good work
ringyneck 11 315 18 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2007 11:54AM
Valerie1 10 68 Northern Ireland
7 Nov 2007 11:56AM
AEasthope67 11 46 England
7 Nov 2007 11:56AM
Amazing composition - have done loads of fireworks and have never seen anything like the first one.

Well captured
Cabit 10 104 England
7 Nov 2007 11:57AM
Superb image Mavis, 1 is magical, great work.
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 71 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2007 12:05PM
Superb images, Mavis, and what a great description!
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
7 Nov 2007 1:46PM
You found the right spot-- This is ever so pretty!

AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
7 Nov 2007 2:25PM
These are grand. Number one being my favorite because of the reflections and silhouettes, but the others are also wonderful.
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
7 Nov 2007 2:41PM
Superb presentations, love the reflections.
PatrickSmith 13 1.2k 2 United States
7 Nov 2007 2:49PM
I'll go for #1 too. The water texture makes the shot.

RoddBC 12 40 United States
7 Nov 2007 3:04PM
I love this! Great shot Mavis.

fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
7 Nov 2007 3:34PM
Peterborough? not very far from me, in fact I was there last Friday. Great set of pictures Mavis all very well captured and I am not sure which i like best.

Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
7 Nov 2007 3:41PM
Well then Albert have you ever been to one of these extravaganzas ? Supposed to be the 9th best in the World ! Glad you enjoyed mine anyway . xx
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
7 Nov 2007 3:48PM
Unfortunately not Mavis I will have to try and get next year. If I remember right it is held at Ferry Meadows which is where I took Swan Lake uploaded a few days ago.

Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
7 Nov 2007 3:57PM
Albert I saw the Swans saiking so majestically though a sea of Fireworks but was too dark to register . Yes you are right about the location Albert . Worth going . Oh and take a torch . xx
7 Nov 2007 7:04PM
Great image Mavis, this could fall under many headings in my opinion. Really good stuff, well done.

John Smile
Dugi34 11 917 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2007 7:41PM
beautiful images , no1 looks like a sea fan, thats my favourite . all three shots are worth a clickm on their own.
JudeC 11 6 3 England
7 Nov 2007 7:41PM
Stupendous shot - JudeC
dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2007 8:40PM
The best firework images I have seen Mavis..they are all stunning but think that I like the first one best.
Aurora 13 3 England
7 Nov 2007 10:02PM
What a magnificent display. You certainly found yourself some front circle seats there Mavis. Talk avout buy one get one free, lol
AngelaR 13 155 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2007 10:29PM
Super trio of shots Mavis - well done.
newy17 12 273 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2007 4:10AM
wow mavis version one is the best ive seen its beautiful mavis superbly captured,,
chrissd 12 304 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2007 5:44AM
wow, thats a stunner Mavis, brilliant shot
fossilized 13 79 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2007 10:39AM
Very striking shot. The reflection is brilliant.
tripodted 12 32 1 Northern Ireland
12 Nov 2007 10:38PM
Wow, Mavis! One of the best fireworks shots I have ever seen on here.
ericfaragh 14 149 4 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2007 10:39PM
Humm, fantastic fireworks, excellent capture.
chris-p Plus
12 67 England
13 Nov 2007 4:42PM
Very striking...well done Mavis

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