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Fireworks Through the Liverpool Eye
Camera: Canon PowerShot S120 | Date: 13-07-2015 23:31 | Resolution: 3920 x 2940 | ISO: 80 | Exp. bias: 0 EV | Exp. Time: 10.0s | Aperture: 6.3 | Focal Length: 5.2mm | Caption: Fireworks Through the Liverpool Eye

I was literally just about to get into bed in my hotel in Liverpool last night, when the air was rent with loud explosions. Fortunately nothing sinister – just fireworks giving a cruise ship a good send-off on her voyage. My hotel room was very well positioned to watch the show, with the fireworks and the ship visible through Liverpool’s "Big Wheel".

I did have my little Canon S120 in my bag, and couldn’t resist trying to capture the scene. I had a minor panic as I ran round the hotel room and rummaged through my bag trying to find something on which to rest the camera – good fireworks photos need exposures of 10s or longer. In the end I think this one was taken with the camera propped up on the TV remote control. Not ideal, but a reasonable success given the circumstances…

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