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Bright Sparks at the Pioneer Village, Wilberforce  by Michael Matthews

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Bright Sparks at the Pioneer Village, Wilberforce by 

Photographed with a Canon 400D.

Hoping to get some sparks flying off the blacksmith’s hammer, I couldn’t believe my luck when I got this gem of a sparking display flying off.

I need to thank Bev Woodman for showing me her shots so that I could see what was possible.

Thank you to all the “bright sparks” who gave me lots of helpful advice on this great day out.

This was taken at the Redbubble Rumblers meeting at the Pioneer Village in Wilberforce, north of Sydney, Australia on Nov 6, 2011.

Photographed with a Canon 400D.

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Sold an 8″ × 12″ print of this photo to a work colleague on Dec 2, 2011 & Mar 2013.

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Country born & bred but now located in Sydney, Australia.

I’m fascinated by the beauty of nature & in particular Australian native flowers & landscapes. I also love colour & anything unusual.
The Blue Mountains are my favourite spot at the moment.

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  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...over 2 years ago

    And I was there when you took it! :D YAY!

    FABULOUS capture, MM!!!! I am so greatly impressed!!!! :D

    {{{{Love & Hugs}}}}

  • Lol .. that’s why I got such a great shot. A bright spark in front of me & a brighter spark right next to me. Thank you for the great compliment & fave sunshine.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 2 years ago

    Oh! Wow! Michael this turned out great … what a shot!!!! Just off to download mine now but not sure I can beat this one … it was great to meet up with you today after all the years of comments♥

  • Thanks a lot Bev. I was feeling a bit selfish rushing this one up but I think yours is a bit different. The rest of mine were very ordinary. It was great to meet you today & I’m looking forward to more photoshoots with the group. Thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Angie66
    Angie66over 2 years ago

    awesome image :)

  • Thanks Angie & thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Ellanita
    Ellanitaover 2 years ago

    Wow Michael this is fantastic..great shot !!!!

  • Thanks a lot Ellanita. It was all luck & Donna’s inspiration. Thanks for the fave too.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseover 2 years ago

    Wow!!! This is totally awesome Michael!!!!!

  • Glad you like it Sharon. Thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 2 years ago

    Amazing!! Fantastic shot!!

  • Thanks very much Pauline & thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Tula Top
    Tula Topover 2 years ago

    Killer shot, man! Great work!

  • … & not a waterfall in sight !
    Thanks for the big compliment & fave Tula.

    – Michael Matthews

  • peter  jackson
    peter jacksonover 2 years ago

    Great shot michael i allways new you were a bright spark, well done mate.

  • Lol .. thanks Peter. I do have my moments !!

    – Michael Matthews

  • Thanks for the fave too.

    – Michael Matthews

  • George Petrovsky
    George Petrovskyover 2 years ago

    G’day Michael!
    Fabulous shot – timing spot on! I would not have imagined sparks like this from anything but an angle grinder! :)george

  • Thanks George. You have to get it right now & then.

    – Michael Matthews

  • yolanda
    yolandaover 2 years ago

    Wow Michael this is a fantastic shot :-)

  • Thanks very much Yolanda. I forgot to mention that you were there to inspire me also !
    Thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

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