After the excesses of Lowestoft Air Show (which included an unscripted air crash too!) it was back down to earth with my next visit to Skyscenes – for a small wedding display. This type of display forms the bread and butter of many pyro companies and Skyscenes are kept busy right the way through the summer with events like this.
This a good opportunity to see behind the scenes and watch how smaller pro displays are set up and fired. With a lovely venue such as Wensum Valley in Norwich, great weather, and an outside possibility that I could swipe some food from the buffet, who could resist?
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The display itself was a good mix of cakes, candles and of course, aerial shell barrages. It got a great reception from the crowd which assembled outside the venue.
Unfortunately, drizzle started to descend during the display some some shots have rain on the lens, but these long exposure shots do capture some of the action:
For the action shots, I mounted the camcorder in the cab of a nearby abandoned tractor and left it running. This produced a totally different style of picture to the traditional shots shown above. Here, the proximity of the fireworks and the focus on the firers rather than the effects shows the sheer mayhem at ground zero.