Last Saturday was the annual Gunning Fireworks Festival. We couldn't leave Canberra until we could pick the up from a paintball activity that afternoon, eventually leaving about 4:30PM. We'd arranged to meet up with Andrew & Kerrilee. They got there ahead of us and rang to tell us bad news. The organizers had allowed cars all around our usual seating spots and we were reduced to getting a viewing spot that was less than our usual ideal placement.
We met up, went and grabbed dinner (must make mention of my dinner a half metre long cheese kransky hot dog) and then sat chatting as the individual fireworks displays commenced. Unfortunately, the best spot we could get had our view obscured by a tree to the left, people standing up in front of us, a vehicle and advertising to the left, and powerlines across the middle. The end result was that it was a good show - but not quite the same impact as previous years due to the more obscured view. Still, it was fun - Minori said it was the best fireworks she'd ever seen. Kerrilee and I both spent time trying to capture the fireworks on camera. I don't think my images were as good this year due to the limited view, but still, some aren't too bad ... even if they do have people's heads in some shots.
We couldn't here the PA system, so wasn't sure about the finale - a lot of people seemed to leave between the end of the normal show and when the finale would have normally started. Eventually the finale did occur, and it get very, very hectic. I caught the last 5 or 6 minutes on video.