Not coming from too far away and realising how busy the event would be we did park suitably close to the main event whilst being sufficiently far away that getting away would be no problem (top tip, turn your car in your escape direction before parking up, we saw plenty of people trying to turn around in the heavy traffic after getting very little sympathy).
I think for really good positioning a recky in daylight hours would be in order but I was still in experimental mode so not too concerned.
The plan for the evening was to test different F-stops to see at what point the fireworks looks their best.
everyone was in good spirits and the evening's events started with a torch lit parade leading a massive guy to the bonfire and a youth marching band playing followed by the fireworks.
My favourite of the evening because of the range of colours present is :
|Olympus E-M10 mkii, 14mm, iso200, f10, .5s|
I took around 100 shots in total and the display was long enough to ensure plenty of changes to settings, although unlike the Wivelsfield fireworks, which were set to music with a movies theme this year, Lindfield felt very much like "we've got a pile of fireworks and we're going to make some noise" kind of organisation. I'm not saying that is a bad thing, fireworks are always great to watch and there were plenty.
|Olympus E-M10 mk11, 14mm, iso200, f10, .5s|
But that isn't universal truth as this shot at F16 demonstrates :
|Olympus E-M10 mk II, 14mm, iso200, F16, .5s|
The complete set of pictures can be seen here.