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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 8th January, 2020)

Fireworks


Fireworks
Taken at the recent Frost Festival in Mesnes Park.

Photo: David  (Sony DSC-RX100)
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Comment by: Fred Mason on 8th January 2020 at 08:32

Smashing shot David.

Well done.

What was the time exposure.?

Comment by: wigginlad on 8th January 2020 at 08:40

WELL DONE - David, you captured that scene beautifully.

Comment by: irene roberts on 8th January 2020 at 09:35

All together now....."Light up the sky with Standard Fireworks!" Great photo! xx

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 8th January 2020 at 10:26

Please to remember, the 5th of November :}

Comment by: Veronica on 8th January 2020 at 13:24

What you might call - brilliant...

Comment by: David on 8th January 2020 at 18:38

Thanks all.

Fred it was a 2 second exposure at F/5.6 and ISO 125. I didn't have a tripod so was resting my wrist on top of the fence.

Comment by: Carolaen on 8th January 2020 at 21:00

Irene. It used to be (back in the 1950s and 60s)that people were very loyal to firework brands. As well as Standard there was Brocks which was seen to be a bit posh and Astra which is what we we always bought.

Having said that in our part of Scholes we used to pool our fireworks with neighbours and go to the communal bonfire which took place on the cleared site in Rupert Street - just down from the Vulcan and opposite the old St Pats School.That site lay derelict for years after the houses were demolished.

Comment by: Veronica on 9th January 2020 at 09:03

I remember the bit of spare land opposite my old 'alma mater', othe ground is still spare after all these years and the houses are still there in Rupert St along with the cobbles....

Comment by: Carolaen on 9th January 2020 at 10:55

Veronica. Interesting to hear its still vacant after all these years. I left Wigan in 1970, but remember when the old houses were demolished round about 1960 ?. There used to be an old lady who ran a sweet shop on the Hardybutts side, which was one of those demolished.

Comment by: Veronica on 9th January 2020 at 13:38

I think I know which shop you mean,Carolaen, a few doors up than the Vulcan. If it is that one she was lovely, Miss Hunt I think her name was, I used to buy tiger nuts from there. Then of course opposite St Pat's presbytery was Lizzie Green/ Maggie Burke's shop. A little goldmine! I don't even remember houses on the patch of land that you have mentioned.

Comment by: Mick on 15th January 2020 at 22:10

This will be another soft mother stunt wasnt there a film show on the telly called frozen a few months ago.
When these mothers see a bit of proper frost this winter they will be keeping they kids at home from school

Comment by: lloyd on 17th January 2020 at 11:31

fireworks are dangerous david

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