Back with a Bang

Its been a little while since I updated the blog as its been a busy couple of weeks with work, Seb’s gigs and researching jobs in London but I managed to take a few photos at Weston Cricket Club’s Bonfire Night celebrations so might as well pop those on here!

2017-11-04 - Fireworks at WsM CC-001

The gates open at Weston-super-Mare Cricket Club’s Bonfire Night celebrations, Bonfire Night at WsM CC, 04/11/2017

It was a bit colder and quite a bit darker than I’m used to at the club so I left the Tamron 150-600mm at home and tried my luck with the Sony 55mm and Loxia 35mm. The 55mm has become my go-to lens for all occasions but I thought I’d need to go as wide as possible for the fireworks and the Loxia is the widest E-mount lens I own so that came along as well. As it turned out the Loxia was only just wide enough as the fireworks are set off not that far to the right of shot above hence I ended up almost behind the tree – at least that’s my excuse for cutting feet off in some of the photos to come.

2017-11-04 - Fireworks at WsM CC-004

Queuing for Pork, Apple and Stuffing Rolls, Bonfire Night at WsM CC, 04/11/2017

I’m not sure whether it was there last year but Weston had a small funfair in the car park this year that added nicely to the atmosphere and presented a few photo opportunities.

2017-11-04 - Fireworks at WsM CC-006

Bonfire Night at WsM CC, 04/11/2017

2017-11-04 - Fireworks at WsM CC-007

Bonfire Night at WsM CC, 04/11/2017

But of course it wouldn’t be Bonfire Night without a Guy on a bonfire and Weston tend to do this rather well.

2017-11-04 - Fireworks at WsM CC-014

A family waits for the lighting of the bonfire by lighting sparklers of their own, Bonfire Night at WsM CC, 04/11/2017

2017-11-04 - Fireworks at WsM CC-015

For some the sparklers are the best bit!, Bonfire Night at WsM CC, 04/11/2017

2017-11-04 - Fireworks at WsM CC-020

It’s a tough life being a Guy, Bonfire Night at WsM CC, 04/11/2017

2017-11-04 - Fireworks at WsM CC-025

A Proper Somerset Bonfire, Bonfire Night at WsM CC, 04/11/2017

2017-11-04 - Fireworks at WsM CC-027

Onlookers enjoy the lighting of the bonfire, Bonfire Night at WsM CC, 04/11/2017

2017-11-04 - Fireworks at WsM CC-028

Crowds watch as the Guy is consumed by the bonfire, Bonfire Night at WsM CC, 04/11/2017

But what’s Bonfire Night without fireworks?

2017-11-04 - Fireworks at WsM CC-037

Fireworks under a bright Moon, Bonfire Night at WsM CC, 04/11/2017

2017-11-04 - Fireworks at WsM CC-042

Crowds turn their attention from the Bonfire to the moonlit fireworks display, Bonfire Night at WsM CC, 04/11/2017

And just to top it off we finish with the Weston ‘W’ made with fireworks.

2017-11-04 - Fireworks at WsM CC-046

The Weston ‘W’ – Up the West!, Bonfire Night at WsM CC, 04/11/2017

Weston Carnival is tomorrow night and Seb is playing at Raddy’s so let’s hope it doesn’t rain..

Doug

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s