'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

Go here to find out more.

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Fireworks night.

We were in the middle of our usual Friday movie night qv, and a series of explosions shook the house - no, not John Key celebrating early, it was during a lull in the rain, and being near enough to Guy Fawkes'  night, someone nearby was letting off those really expensive big fireworks.  We pressed the pause button and exited out the front door and there it all was!  We had a grandstand view from the verandah, and I snapped these pics in literally the last twenty seconds of the display, not expecting them to turn out at all and not having the time to check them until it was all over.  I'm quite chuffed with them!  Much credit due to my camera - a Canon EOS 400D.  Ta dah!  Here they are for your viewing pleasure.  They should be clickable.


  1. This comment has been removed by the author.

  2. I'll try this comment again........

    I have the same camera, Katherine, although I bought it here in the US so it's a Rebel XTi.

    Sadly I've never tried to take firework photos as on 4th July I'm in the UK and on 5th Nov I'm in the US.


    Nice to see yours though. Well done. Multi-talented and don't give so much credit to the camera.
    It can't draw sheep. Well mine can't anyway.

  3. Thank you SB. I'm still *really* enjoying getting to know this camera. I'm very pleased with it.

    Pity, you just miss out on the fireworks both ways, don't you? Poor deprived boy :-) If you send me your address, I'll send you a sparkler.

  4. I adore fireworks. Your pictures are fabulous. It's not an easy task to photograph pyrotechnic displays at all. Thank you for sharing.

  5. I LOVE FIREWORKS - so magical and these photos are great - well done!

  6. One of the enduring memories of our stay in NZ is the firework display in Mount Smart stadium, Auckland. We had never seen such impressive fireworks! The kids were stunned and amazed.

    I have that camera too! I usually take my little Panasonic on my dog walks etc but the Canon is so much better for the times when I really want a good shot. And those are great shots, K!

  7. Wow! The last one in the right hand column is amazing - like a celestial dandelion... So Kiwis celebrate Bonfire Night? You learn something every day.

  8. Great stuff... we have just bought the Canon d50, just getting used to it, and sadly, we don't have any fireworks over here, so we will have to try something else with it !

    the shots are fantastic though !