Friday, January 27, 2012

MELTDOWN.....!!

Well what a couple of days...the weather (read it to believe it!!) has been almost at boiling point (or so it feels). Yesterday was Australia Day, celebrated every year on the 26th of January and by mid afternoon the temperature was nudging 42C, there was even talk at some point of cancelling Skyworks because of the high winds and the risk of fires, thankfully it went ahead as planned, it's such a highlight of the celebrations that it would have been very much missed. This year instead of heading as close to the shore on the Swan River as possible, Bill suggested we set up our tripods in Langley Park just behind The Bell Tower and I have to say I think it was an excellent idea as the fireworks looked quite amazing rising up from the barges on the river behind it, what do you think!
As the fireworks started, after so many weeks of 'forecast' rain that NEVER came....would you believe it.....YUP it started to rain, big heavy drops that if there hadn't been cameras involved, I would have happily thrown off my shoes and frolicked in.  As the fireworks built to a crescendo, Mother Nature adding her touch with some magnificent lightning flashes, the rain got heavier, actually it was FABULOUS and I thoroughly enjoyed getting soaked, this was the last picture I took, haha! I quite like it (can you make out the Bell Tower).....!! Well here we are at the end of another week, I hope it's been a good one for you and that you have a great weekend, I'm desperately hoping for a wet one.....!

46 comments:

  1. These are some of the best fireworks shots I've ever seen! Fantastic colors and they're sharp as a tack! The last one, well, that's funny and yes I can see some kind of tower. So nice you finally got some rain!

    Happy Australia Day!

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  2. Congratulations! These are great. Beautiful fireworks Grace. Sounds like you had a great celebration!

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  3. Happy Australia Day!

    Well Worth Celebrating, Mate!


    Warm Aloha from Waikiki
    Comfort Spiral

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  4. These are just beautiful shots and I know exactly where you were when you took them! I am thrilled for you to have the rain...perhaps it will stop us getting so much! LOL. BTW...what camera/lens do you have?
    Happy weekend.

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  5. What a great post! I thoroughly enjoyed it...such GREAT photos!

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  6. Your shots are gorgeous, Gaia! It should have been a very nice public holiday.
    Wish you a very cool week-end.....Now in my town it's 3° Ciao from Italy.
    Kisses
    Erika

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  7. Incredible pictures !

    May Happiness and Peace continue to rule your country.

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  8. These are fabulous shots Grace! Thanks for the show!

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  9. Wow! Fantastic shots, Grace. We had a gorgeous day with beautiful weather, so we were too tired to go and watch the fireworks..

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  10. Great shots! The rain was good but not enough. Have a wonderful W/E trying to keep cool (42 tomorrow)

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  11. Hurray! Your photos today are simply smashing! Have a grand weekend, OK?

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  12. That is an amazing firework show! Happy Friday.

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  13. Happy Australia Day, if just a bit late. These are terrific fireworks pictures. The rain sounds like it was the cherries on top of the ice cream.

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  14. Happy Australia Day! Fabulous fireworks photo.

    Darryl and Ruth :)

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  15. These fireworks photos are Bonza and a belated Happy Austraia Day Cobber :-).

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  16. Totally excellent photograph. As a matter of fact. Congratulations. With pozdrtavem Peter. (Here in the mountains to -28 ° C. The heat of envy).

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  17. Wow. Some of the best fireworks shots I have seen. Very special.

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  18. Wonderful pictures Grace, we decided against going to the city as it was so windy at the bbq where we were at a friend´s house, that everybody thought the fireworks would be cancelled....In the end we watched them from about 12km distance, not as exciting!

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  19. Great pictures...
    Enjoy your day !

    Pierre

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  20. Oooh fantastic! I'm glad you had a wonderful day despite the heatwave!

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  21. Belated Happy Australia day!Your pictures are gorgeous, it's so hard to get pretty pics of fireworks! (at least, I never succeed..)

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  22. Happy Australia Day for yesterday! Absolutely stunning photos of the fireworks :-)

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  23. Wow - that IS hot!

    Wonderful shots of the fireworks.

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  24. You made wonderful photos of the fireworks. What s shame it started to rain at the samre time. But you alraedy had your pictures.

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  25. Wow! Fantastic fireworks and shots, Grace!!
    Happy Australia Day, I hope it is still valid...

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  26. some of the best fireworks shots i've ever seen!

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  27. All I can say is wow, wow, wow! These are some of the best fireworks photos I've ever seen.

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  28. Excellent shots, and I am glad you got the rain.

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  29. bursting colors...very nice captures.

    visiting from philippines. :)

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  30. Happy Australia Day. I love fireworks and you caught these well.

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  31. Wonderful fireworks, great photos. And a free shower to go!

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  32. JEALOUS of your fireworks shots .. here in NYC due to the insanely 'warm' temps and rain the yearly Winterfest held in Central Park (involving lots of outdoor SNOW related sports) was cancelled .. apparently its too warm to make fake snow!

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  33. Fabulous shots Grace. But glad to be over here in Sydney and avoiding the heat! Best wishes for a cooler weekend!

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  34. I'm sorry it rained on you guys, but WOW Grace, these are such stunning fireworks photos!

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  35. I must ask what settings you used for these shots.. They are really terrific.

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  36. I am of course very late, but what the heck, Happy Australia Day.

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  37. Wonderful shots of the fireworks! The top and bottom ones are just brilliant.

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  38. woww oh my goshh those fireworks shots are just amazing !!
    It was a quiet affair with us in the Blue Mountains... beside .. it was rainy and foggy :( not much fun at all !

    Have a fantastic week !

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  39. Aaaaaaah - Australia Day fireworks, my kind of celebration. I found myself listening to "Waltzing Matilda" and "I sill call Australia home" (which I found on youtube) and shedding a tear...

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  40. Wow-za!!! These are stunning! Are they multiple exposures? Fabulous work Grace!

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