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The Australia Day Fireworks 2009

By johnboy - 28 January 2009 21

[First filed: January 27, 2009 @ 08:47]

With other plans falling through I spent last night watching Top Gear.

But I could hear the fireworks loud and clear.

Anyone want to share their impressions of the official entertainment?

This corking photo was taken by Deye. The slideshow below is mostly made up of shots taken by Grundy.

Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com

UPDATED Thanks to Anthony Caffery for sending in a stunner (available in the slideshow).

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21 Responses to
The Australia Day Fireworks 2009
deye 6:55 pm 27 Jan 09

Thanks 🙂

You should have a look at the Canberra Flickr group http://www.flickr.com/groups/canberra_act/

Overheard 6:44 pm 27 Jan 09

Just been having a quick zip around some of your pics, deye. VERY impressive stuff. Good to see that so many seriously good photographers use flickr and other sites to post their pics, and not just PHD amateurs like me.

deye 6:30 pm 27 Jan 09

Madman said :

Oh and that’s a really nice photo Deye… props!

Thanks 😀

you can see more at http://www.flickr.com/photos/d-eye/sets/72157612992432036/

deye 6:30 pm 27 Jan 09

A Noisy Noise Annoys An Oyster said :

It’s always a problem trying to take pics of fireworks. You don’t know how much of the frame they will take up or even when the next one will appear. You just open the shutter and hope for the best.

That all depends 😉

A Noisy Noise Annoys 5:51 pm 27 Jan 09

It’s always a problem trying to take pics of fireworks. You don’t know how much of the frame they will take up or even when the next one will appear. You just open the shutter and hope for the best.

Madman 5:35 pm 27 Jan 09

Absolutely amazing Anthony!!!

Gungahlin Al 12:24 pm 27 Jan 09

Watched them from the bottom end of ANZAC Pde.
No crowds, no traffic jams, no over-load bands.
Crowds seemed a bit thin even over at Regatta Point (from what we could see from where we were) compared to previous years, but i may be comparing it with the Skyfire turnouts, which may not be on a Canberra-emptying long weekend…

Right in the middle of everything at our location, we had the rubber-necking thing happening big time. 4yo summed it up well: “I need 4 heads!”

Good display, although the shots from the Carillon petered away for the second half, the types of shots overall tended to be a bit limited and repetitive, and the colours a little limited compared to what we’ve been seeing in recent years.

Enjoyable end to the long weekend for all.

Holden Caulfield 11:44 am 27 Jan 09

Ari said :

Stop looking at the pretty lights, people.

Apparently every photon that hits your retina represents a crying, homeless child covered in bushfire soot and clutching a scared pet.

~lolz

kevn 11:37 am 27 Jan 09

Tried a new strategy this year. Left home at 8:50 and watched from Commonwealth Avenue. Managed to turn off and get home before any traffic jams ensued. It was great.

ant 11:32 am 27 Jan 09

I couldn’t work out what the booming was for a while… and I’m 30 kms away. Nice shot.

harley 11:11 am 27 Jan 09

We were at reconciliation place, and that was a great, right in the middle of it all, didn’t know where to look.

+1 to swaggie on the NYE effort comment, Australia Day was heaps better.

Madman 9:57 am 27 Jan 09

Oh and that’s a really nice photo Deye… props!

Madman 9:56 am 27 Jan 09

Swaggie said :

The Carillion seems to be a little too far away to use as part of the display

Wheras I reckon they should have extended it all the way to the other bridge(Kings Bridge), the high court…

Swaggie 9:15 am 27 Jan 09

The Fireworks were sensational last year and reached the same high standard this year – so much better that the NYE efforts, the kids loves them whereas the NYE ones were kinda “is that it?” The Carillion seems to be a little too far away to use as part of the display but other than that full marks to the Organisers. The Red Berets were a bit special given the conditions they encountered with the wind and Leo Sayer gave a bit of a performance beforehand – loved his infectious enthusiasm (can you believe he’s 60?) but Dodson mumbled incoherently when asked what he was hoping to achieve, bit of a let down. The band before Leo were top grade (Sound of Soul???) and all in all it was a top evening’s entertainment.

Ari 8:57 am 27 Jan 09

Stop looking at the pretty lights, people.

Apparently every photon that hits your retina represents a crying, homeless child covered in bushfire soot and clutching a scared pet.

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