The neighbourhood fire works started at 8.30 and finally dwindled down so that I was able to go to bed around midnight. There was an amazing quantity of fireworks set off in a mile radius of me last night. Thousands of dollars must have been spent on crackers. This seems so wasteful to me! There was a suffocating mix of sulfur, saltpeter (potassium nitrate) and charcoal in the air and it permeated the house.
I sat on our top deck and watched as fireworks came out of the sky towards our roof, deck and awning! I took all of these photos with my Canon point & shoot; hand held and mostly just pointed up above me. "Blue" sky are the earlier in the evening shots.
The dark "thing" on the right is the awning….. all canvas, just waiting to burn!
One of my neighbours had a party and almost set their bamboo screen fence on fire. I watched as many of their fireworks "fell over" and guests were forced to run under cover or down the alley to escape! I saw the girl this morning and she said "next year we plan to be safer" …..
I actually managed a series here:
Some shots directly overhead and some over the houses across the alley. Not as sensational as major fireworks like those on the National Mall, but they were plenty powerful enough for the small spaces they were set off in: