Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Skyworks 2015.. Perth lights up!




Overload of pics alert :) City of Perth Skyworks was more spectacular than ever this year, I'm so glad that despite the heat we made the effort to go into the city.. but here's the thing, I didn't take my tripod, knew any shots would be rubbish without one.. so, I improvised! Sitting on the grass by the edge of the river I sat the camera on my knees and positioned the lens with the city centre stage, I'm pretty happy with the results. Check out the short video here.. did you see me :)



I'm not sure why but the one below is my favourite.. Aimee said it made her think galactic :)


Reflections of the colour above in the water below..


Coming up for the big finale..


...and then pfffff! it was all over, leaving the city looking très mystérieux behind a veil of smoke! What do you think.. did the knees work for me :) Hope you're having a good week, happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..
   The question for CDP'ers on February 1st theme day is this..  If you had to leave forever the city 
from which you usually post, what would you miss most?







50 comments:

  1. You know how to dazzle your blogging friends. Oh-la-la, it's just a gorgeous fireworks display, and best of all I didn't need to find a parking place! Wonderful display as yesterday I was hoping you'd post some of the firework's display.

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  2. What most spectacular thing ...!

    Tomás.

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  3. These are more than terrific; they are spectacular! You are an imaginative and clever woman with or without a tripod.

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  4. I can only repeat what the others have written, these are incredible, spectacular shots and the next best thing to being there!! Thanks for sharing, Grace!!!

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  5. SPECTACULAR! I wish that I knew how to take firework shots. You light up my life. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  6. Second pic the best, followed by the reflection one!
    Super stuff missus!

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  7. zo aan de overkant met de reflectie in het water is het nog mooier dan het al is.

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  8. Fabulous job with the knees, Grace! And much easier than lugging a tripod around.

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  9. Good lord, that's a gorgeous bunch of photos. just shows that a knee-type dipod can work just as well as a tripod! These are all keepers. So beautiful. Wish I'd been there!

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  10. Gorgeous! I have never seen fireworks so beautiful, and we have quite a tradition... And you got them perfectly!

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  11. You've got some pretty steady knees there Grace, these photos are fantastic. I think my favorite are the 3rd and 4th from the bottom. So much color in the sky. Oh, I loved the video too but, I didn't see you! Those people shots were so quick.

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  12. Woaw, woaw, woaw !! Fa-bu-lous !

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  13. Breathtaking! AAwwww!!! yooooohoooo!

    xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

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  14. Awesome!!!! How in the world did you get these wonderful night shots. These are like postcards. Nicely captured!

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  15. Oh my this is spectacular! You did a great job. Thanks for your efforts and sharing with us.

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  17. Gasping for air in Versailles... heeeeelp!

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  18. Wow, I feel like I was there now. Knee tripod worked a treat (do you have three?)

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  19. You have captured some amazing moments on the water. Breathtaking!

    Janis

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  20. WOW spectacular photos and fireworks. Enjoyed the video, everyone was having such a good time, what a great day,don't think I spotted you though!

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  21. fabulous firework shots and from the knees. You must have very steady knees. Well done!

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  22. Who needs a tripod when you can get such fabulous shots like that using your knees! I loved the video too. You must have been one of the people riding on the camels ;)

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  23. Great colors and action! You did a fine job, Grace.

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  24. Brilliant work Grace!!

    The video too is peppy keeping up with the mood of the day!

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  25. Be still my heart....these are fantastic Grace. I love the second image.

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  26. Mind blowing!!! I believe Perth broke the Guinness Book of Records for waving 60,000 flags plus a record-breaking throng of giant inflatable thongs floated along Cottesloe Beach, as 2,200 people participated in the Havaianas Thong Challenge. You take the prize for stunning photos!

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  27. Perfect everyone a gem, I just love watching fireworks, these are wonderful.

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  28. Brilliant photos! Now I feel terrible because I didn't go this year and the show was spectacular!!

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  29. Excellent night photos that capture the explosive power of fire works. Congrats.

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  30. Gosh .. you must be so pleased with these. Hand held. Amazing. So vibrant. What a show.

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  31. An extraordinary display of fiery colour. Great reflections along the way in the water. And even the final smokey air is quite enchanting as it is filtered by city lights. Well done.

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  32. Wow Gracie brilliant pictures! Showed the night as it was ! :)

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  33. Those are astonishing shots; you must be incredibly pleased with them. Wow!!!

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  34. 16 WOW, Grace !
    I seem to HEAR the fireworks !

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  35. Goodness gracious me! C'est magnifique!

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  36. Beautiful, beautiful pics, Grace, who needs a tripod! :-)
    But the video ... way too fast! Beautiful, but way too fast to spot you, at least for my eyes!

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  37. I do LOVE fireworks! Grace, these are amazing! I can't decide which one I like best....

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  38. Wow especially the 2nd is for the National Geographic! Send it, it worths!

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  39. Fabulous photos, Grace! Fireworks are especially wonderful over water. I'm so impressed!

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  40. Breathtaking Grace and the reflections are ,exquisite!

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  41. You've captured these beautifully.

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