Melbourne New Year’s Fireworks

Let’s kick off 2009 by saying YES I AM STILL HERE. I am working on a number projects at the moment, so posting rubbish here is low on the priority list. Quite a few of my priorities that are keeping me away from blogging are still internerd based. That’s right, if I am not at my day job, on the BMX track or skating I am busily bashing the keyboard whilst listening to the distant cry of, “‘Are you coming to bed yet?”

I managed to tear myself away from the computer (and the strain of housework) long enough for a family outing to the Melbourne New Years Eve fireworks…the early session because the late one was past my bedtime. We headed into the city on the free public transport (ie. don’t complain if it doesn’t work) for a picnic and 10 minutes of exploding glitter on the banks of the Yarra River. It did give the chance to break out the new Canon 450D, sit it on the tripod and take some decent, long exposure shots of the sparkly glory.

I also took some pictures of the midnight session from the balcony at home. Not quite as impressive, but still a bit of fun and a chance to really try out the camera. Good thing I invested $40 in a shutter remote.

Let me know what you think of my first attempt at fireworks photos.


#1 Glenn on 01.02.09 at 7:09 am

They rock! awesome pics… Happy new year!

#2 Tonia on 01.02.09 at 6:43 pm

They are really cool! Even the midnight ones! Good job Bubbles! xxx

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