4th and 5th November – Bonfire nights   Leave a comment

Every year our local vicar Jean de Garis and his wife Sue hold a bonfire party at the vicarage in Lytchett Minster. My late wife Janet was very involved in the local church and although Margaret and I are not regular church goers, Margaret sings in the Christmas choir and Kara and Amber sometimes attend Sunday School. As a result we still like to attend the occasional church function.

Kara was attending a school friends party, so we went to the vicarage with Amber, where she met up with various other teenagers including Sophie McPherson, daughter of a long-standing friend Ann McPherson.

Jean de Garis keeps the bonfire supplied.

Amber with sparkler

Sophie and Amber

Flash photography gives sharper results, but I prefer ambient light photography for night scenes where possible.

A combination of flash and a longer shutter speed produces some interesting results.


On Saturday evening Margaret and I intended to go to Poole Quay to see the big fireworks display, but she felt under the weather and we decided to stay at home and I contented myself with photographing a neighbour’s fireworks through the bedroom window.


View from our back bedroom

Posted November 5, 2011 by gryllosblog in Uncategorized

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