Sunday, 9 November 2008


...are very difficult to photograph, but of course it would help if I hadn't accidentally changed the setting on my camera to "underwater" instead of "fireworks"! The little fish icon in the corner of my camera screen eventually came to my attention and so I groaned and changed the setting again and hoped for the best.

I have to say that even with the firework setting on the pictures are not that brilliant. I needed a tripod for the camera and as I don't have one I had to make sure that I held the camera as still as possible, which of course was utterly impossible.

But for Show and Tell this week, here are a few of the better pictures. But before I go and show you the pictures, don't forget that you can see other pictures and other topics at Mel's Show and Tell and if you have anything you want to show the world, just head over there and wait patiently for the teacher to call on you!!

We were at Leeds Castle for the fireworks, and I must say that I think this is a rather impressive castle...


Then we had fireworks and lasers all set to music, it only lasted about half an hour, but it was good fun - loads and loads of people were there eating hot dogs and candy floss and all things yummy!





Of course...I must show you my birthday present from Mum and Dad too!!


I have had the bag for about four weeks, but have refrained from using it until it was actually the day of my birthday, don't you think that I am very restrained!!!?


momofonefornow said...

Hey, the fireworks pics are awesome! They are so hard to photograph.

Also, serious restraint in the purse. I love the color of it!

I fixed my scrapblog link, if you want to see it.

Cara said...

Whew - what a night!!!

And,patience in the face of a handbag?? Well - I commend you.

Cassandra said...

Those photos are fantastic for not having a tripod! Sometimes I find that the fireworks setting doesn't work as well as automatic (or manual, which is what I normally use anyway) since I think the fireworks setting expects that you would be using a tripod.

Lots of restraint, indeed! Happy belated birthday.

Another Dreamer said...

Those photographs are absolutely beautiful!

And way to go on the purse ;)

Michelle said...

Those pictures are great. That castle does look amazing.

Also that does tremendous restraint. I don't think I could of done it.

Kristin said...

Great pics...and I love your birthday present. Another great way to take pics of fireworks is to use the motion/sports setting.

battynurse said...

Those photos are amazing!! I'm still trying to figure out how to get night time pictures with my camera. I suppose I need a tripod too.

Alice Teh said...

You have such good willpower. I don't think I'd be able to withstand the temptation to use something that's so nice that is looking at me...

Yep, fireworks is one of the hardest things to photograph. You did well!

WiseGuy said...

Hiyas there! Good photographs there...and the bag is great - functional and elegant. Mothers give such good things to us!

Julie said...

You are very restrained! I loved Leeds Castle when I visited, wow, 15 years ago while in college. Ugh, now I feel old.

Also, just wanted to make sure you received my email listing your ornament swap partner's information. If you did not please check your spam filter - some have been getting stuck in there. If you still don't have it please email me.

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Amydeanne said...

those are gorgeous! the works and your bag is totally cute! lol i don't know if i would be able to hold off!

Le @ third on the right and cold peas said...

great pics and am sooo jealous - we have no castles here and I do so love a good castle and the UK and of course fire works - whoooo hoo ! le