Thursday, December 15, 2011

FaLa La L a Laaa La La La Laaaa or Carols by Candlelight...

Last Sunday was our local Carols by Candlelight on the green....
N and I shared dinner at the local 'wonderful' Indian restaurant where we really lashed out and ordered something completely different.  YUMMO! The evening there was polished off with a latte (me) and a complementary port (N), again YUMMO!

We got to the Carols, within close walking range with 1/2 an hour to spare before the big fireworks.  We got to hear Santa talking (he may have also delved into the complementary port elsewhere) and heard the final song this year before the fireworks.  In fact, there was some silence, at which point everyone wondered whether it was time to leave and whether there were in fact no fireworks this year.

The fireworks came, I got to sing a few bars of  most of the songs (or the other way around) and got to try out my night time photography skills, of which there are very few.  I need to obtain myself a tripod, but I did okayish, in that I had fun, you can see colours, and make out Santa in one or two of the shots.  I played around a lot with the manual settings, very scary but you can always delete your shots, right? I went completely manual for the first time, and wished I'd read fully or memorised the piece on DPS about fireworks! Silly me!! I'll definitely read it again before New Years Eve because the very first hint is about a tripod! :)

I'm loving their new piece about bokeh too, can't wait to try that one out.

Need that tripod before Christmas so I can take my annual photo of N and I....

Frames are by Paint the Moon

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