Photographer's Note

I am a newcomer at night photography, and I have never attempted to photograph fireworks, so I was pretty satisfied with the results of this series RIVERFIRE.

Riverfire is an annual (now ten years running) celebration to mark the commencement of the Brisbane Riverfestival (celebrating our waterway in the river city). Other events include a massive rubber duckie race, dragon boat races, outdoor eating, workshops, dancing, markets and various other cultural events. The fireworks ran continually for 35 minutes off the Story Bridge, Victoria Bridge, Goodwill Bridge and several barges and skyscrapers. Imagine the carbon emissions. To increase the recognition of the show, two RAAF F1-11 jets from Amberly Air Base buzzed the city with the torching dump and burn fuel ignition. Spectacular! Other aeronautical delights included the stunt roulette planes and army helicopters.

If you are getting bored with the fireworks shots, let me know, otherwise I will post another six or so over the next week.


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