Thursday, January 30, 2014

Perth lights up part II.. from the front!



If you have some time why not sit back with a cuppa and watch the Perth Australia Day fireworks.. the official link here with a soundtrack that includes ACDC, Yothu Yindi's 'Treaty' (excellent video), ending with the powerful You're the Voice by John Farnham one of my all time favourites, brings a tear every time :) Bill and my sister braved the heat and crowds to get the full on visual experience of the fireworks from the south side of the Swan River and he has kindly agreed to guest.. even letting me pick my favourites from his shots of the night, merci beaucoup Bill. J'adore the shot above just before it all kicked off, wonder how the bird life along the river feels about this noisy intrusion? In the shot below you can see the red lights of the barges in front of the city about to fire up.....


... and then, it's all on.....!


Ending with a crescendo below! There will be no shooting from inside a skyscraper for me next year, it will be 'full frontal' for sure :) We changed networks a few weeks ago and have had quite a few glitches since then.. not happy but hope that you'll bear with me! Happy Thursday, I'm off to the circus tonight, no animals of the four legged variety involved :) Take care and stay safe.....
 The February theme for City Daily Photo bloggers is "Entry."






31 comments:

  1. Wow! Amazing, astonishing fireworks, Grace!

    I often wonder what the birds think of all that...

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  2. Astonishing fireworks indeed, Grace, and what superb, colorful captures as well!! WOW!! These blew me away!! Thanks so much for sharing! The next best thing to being there myself!! I, too, wonder about the birds!?? Hope your week is going well!

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  3. Wonderful pics, Grace, also the swans! So so sad I can´t watch the official video thanks to stupid GEMA :-(
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gesellschaft_f%C3%BCr_musikalische_Auff%C3%BChrungs-_und_mechanische_Vervielf%C3%A4ltigungsrechte
    That´s really sad!

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  4. What a show that was! That would be a wild one to paint and you would have to be in the zone to even attempt it.

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  5. Great event and superb photos. My fave is that first shot, too, what with those red beaks working hard to give the fireworks some competition!

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  6. WOW, these pics are wonderful, Grace! What a show, simply stunning!

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  7. Wow, wow, wow, there are some fantastic shots here. I really love that first shot too with the golden glow on the city and those lovely swans in the foreground.

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  8. Bill did an amazing job. Great fireworks photos! Yes, a "full frontal" fireworks is the way to go.

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  9. Yes, Grace, you must go with Bill next year. Although I liked your shots too.

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  10. WOW! A wonderful collection. I love fireworks (and you know I am quite partial to swans).

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  11. Prefer the swans to the fireworks!

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  12. Great fireworks and a unique picture with the five black swans.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  13. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. I mean wow !

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  14. Wonderful photos! Great colors, exposure and capture at just the right time. Great fireworks.

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  15. I can't decide which photo I like best...they're all spectacular!

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  16. Actually, the first shot is most spectacular!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
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  17. Awfully good pictures and the juxtaposition of the black swans, water and skyline is terrific. The second photo reminds me of those pictures of the lower tip of Manhattan taken from the Staten Island Ferry.

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  18. Wooweee Grace! What tremendous photographs. Fireworks are not easy to photograph and these are outstanding. Bravo!

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  19. Fabulous pictures! What great moments you had!

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  20. Stunning pictures from Bill. It must have been a great party!

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  21. Everyone has already said and described how I feel about these fantastic photos!! What a wonderful collection!

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  22. he sure can take fabulous photos. Hope he gave you some pointers.

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  23. OH WOW! What a treat to see the fireworks reflected in the water!

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  24. Wow...wow...WOW!!! that's some display!!! We have fireworks up on the mountain just before Christmas...beautiful...even when it's snowing!!! But my favorite is over the water like this!!! Fabulous!!!

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  25. Gorgeous shots, dear Grace! I live colors. Wish you a nice weekend.

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