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5th November: Guy Fawkes' Night by DonDavisUK

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Bonfire Night

We used to chant this a children, not really knowing the reason:)

Remember, remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes,
’Twas his intent
To blow up the King and the Parliament.

These fireworks were captured with Nikon D700 on Streatham Common. I used a tripod and my Nikor 24-120mm Lense.


night, fireworks, common, november, 5th, d700, streatham

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  • ZeeZeeshots
    ZeeZeeshotsalmost 6 years ago

    What an Excellent Shot!!!

  • Hello Zoraida, thanks for that. I got carried away that evening and managed to snap over 200 images of firworks. Some of the pictures turned out blank, however others were just stunning with the beautiful patterns in the sky. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosalmost 6 years ago

    Great shot !!! When I was a child it was such a big event in SA but over the years it has died down completely and I think the reason for this is because there was such a public outcry because so many domestic animals got harmed or killed because of fair ! A year or two ago a dog tried to run away while the owners was not home and got strangled in the gate. There has been such a public outcry because of cases like this that people are not celebrating this any longer

  • Hey there Sandra, thanks for that, I know what you mean about pets and animals, our dog used to cringe and hide away on bonfire night. However, I think it’s still very popular here, we had thousands (don’t know exactly how many) for the free fireworks display on Stretham Common. Even now it’s the 8th Nov and I can hear hundreds of fireworks going off. Thanks again, Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...almost 6 years ago

    They dont seem to teach children these rhymes anymore Don but in our day it was a way of making history fun and you remembered it. That is really beautiful. x

  • We used to make a big thing of it in Scotland and we always collected wood and money for fireworks. It was a time when a penny for the guy was exactly that, instead of all this trick or treating, we used to call it ‘guyzing’. Still it’s all good fun. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Louise Parton
    Louise Partonalmost 6 years ago

    i remember that bonfire night rhyme too – excellent capture don

  • Hey Louise thanks for that, what a great memory you have too:) Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Wayne Holman
    Wayne Holmanalmost 6 years ago

    Superb firework image Don, great stuff mate

  • Hey there Wayne, thanks for viewing and commenting. It was a great evening, and I clicked my way through over 200 images. It was good to have my trypod with me too, can’t put all the images up here though:) LOL. People would get fed up lookin. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Per E. Gunnarsen
    Per E. Gunnarsenalmost 6 years ago

    Excellent capture.

  • Hey there PerEinar, thanks for that, it was great fun too. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • rodsfotos
    rodsfotosalmost 6 years ago

    Looks like you had a very enjoyable 5th Nov Don, this is a very high quality fireworks image and even better appreciated viewed larger, I see you got the D700, lucky man, if this is anything to go by you are going to have a lot of fun and success with it,
    Regards, Rod.

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKalmost 6 years ago

    Hello Rod, yes thanks, it was a brilliant evening with many new friends from the Church and thousands of Londoners, we travelled to Streatham Common, I took along my trusty tripod and Nikon D700. I set it up to capture at ISO 100 and 2 to 1.5 sec bursts. It was well worth it because some of the images captured are breathtaking. You’re right, I’m lucky (or blessed) to own the new D700, it’s a fantastic camera. However, I didn’t expect Nikon to release a full frame version of the much coveted D3. I had originally intended to purchase the D300, but now I’m so glad that I waited. I’m sure the full frame offers so much more in ability to crop and yet still retain detail. Hope all is well with you dear friend. I’ll be visiting some of your pics soon. Blessings, Don.

  • Colin J Williams Photography
    Colin J Willia...almost 6 years ago

    Excellent work Don, they are a difficult subject !!

  • Hi Colin, Just noticed this comment, thanks mate, actually it wasn’t too bad with a tripod and a good crowd of friends to keep a little space to save me being jostled. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 6 years ago

    Super capture Don, excellent timing …

  • Hi Tom, you should’ve seen the ones that got away:)) LOL> Don.

    – DonDavisUK

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