Every year as part of the Brisbane Festival, the city puts on a fireworks show called “Riverfire”. Traditionally, the RAAF F-111s have done the “dump and burn” as part of the show, but with the jets being retired at the end of this year it was the last chance to see this happen. So Camille and I decided to brave the throng to get some photos. In fact, we arrived seven hours before the fireworks show only to find that plenty of other photographers had the same idea. Nevertheless we found a decent vantage point and here are the results. Not bad photos, but I don’t know if it was worth the wait (and the sunburn).
According to Google, Buddha’s birthday is December 6, 1970. According to the organisers of the Buddha Birth Day Festival 2010, it was today. Camille and I went to take some photos of the fireworks. It was my first attempt at fireworks photos, and I think they turned out quite well. The fireworks themselves weren’t anywhere near as big as the New Year displays (they only used one barge instead of three), but still stunning nonetheless.
The festival provided plenty of great Asian food and drink, along with the fireworks and some great bands playing for the crowd. I wouldn’t mind going next year to check out some of the other activities. Click on the photo above to see the rest.