Fireworks or deep space photography

I love it how people go crazy for fireworks, I really, really, really wanted to take pictures of them with iphone and it so doesn’t work. Too fast, too far and generally beyond the capabilities of 3gs camera.

I was trying to take so many pics too quickly that I did end up with some great accidental shots – think these are due to shutter not opening properly so there is a line splitting the shots and looks almost like deep space photography.

This photo could so easily be mistaken for a red giant methinks:

And this is what I think they refer to as a superflare star Рaccording to wikipedia only nine superflare stars have been spotted, lucky me to have created the tenth!



I loved the sky last night too:

Glowing red and full of smoke.

How much fun can you have with neighbourhood fireworks

The annual firework extravaganza weekend and while nothing will ever come close to the crazy firework display by the Cliff Society in Lewes, one can have a lot of fun just by looking at a bathroom window!

I was looking for a local display, there wasn’t one. ¬†That is, until our neighbours started their own display. By the time I realised what was going on, I was too scared to open the window so ended up with these:

Now hoping that they haven’t made a hole in the roof…

Day 114

There has been no terrace watch for over 2 weeks! That’s a very long time indeed but now that new people are living in the flat with the terrace, terrace watch is not as interesting. See:

It was much more interesting with the old neighbours when there were half eaten melons, dirty old jeans and bedlinen… Can’t believe I am missing the old mess! But I do like the tinge of autumn (imaginary really as the only ‘tinge’ is a ‘tint’ and some fallen leaves) in the picture. I’ve a couple more:

A nice little tilt-shifted instagram close up of the table.

And a slightly melancholy pic with blurred edges. Must say, I did feel a bit excited when I opened the window to have a look earlier, I mean it had been over two weeks in which time all sorts of things could have happened with the old terrace but I needn’t have bothered. Oh well. Perhaps we’ll have mountains of snow soon or something and then I can go snap-happy again.

Day 97, still watching

There’s a new cat on the terrace! I spotted it sitting on a chair this moring, can’t see in pictures. Beloved says there are two. Beloved is allergic to cats. Not that it matters as I doubt there’ll be much contact with these

Otherwise, no change. Have not seen new neighbours yet so continuing the watch. For now.

I rather like this picture – actually you can, just about see that there is a cat on one of the red chairs. Anyway, I like this picture because of its unnatural colour.

Pictures taken this morning, after a few days of watch break.

Day 93 – think I’m being a bit intrusive

So, back to neighbours’ terrace. It’s certainly changed hands…

My occasional ‘watch’ is going to start feeling like an intrusion soon but, in the meantime, here’s another shot:

I haven’t met the new neighbours, haven’t even seen them – can’t believe that they moved in so quickly. The whole house smelled of paint for most of the week and then I heard voices the other night coming back from work and it definitely wasn’t the builders (none of them speak English).

To continue terrace watch or not… something to ponder over the weekend.


Day 77

So after the shocking news yesterday that neighbours are moving out – and seemed to have pretty much moved out by the time I got back from work, what happened to their terrace? After all, the neighbour’s terrace watch has been the main subject of this blog for – well, 77 days…

Ha! Nothing happened to the terrace! I promise neighbours have left the building and am not using yesterday’s pictures! Let’s have another look:

New photo app – it’s all to do with vintage viewfinders but will have to check name properly later when not in rush. And, let’s take one more look:

Woo hoo! Thanks instagram for a marvellous update.

Anyway, the neighbours have gone, the terrace mess is still there – I am totally confused about what to do… keep the watch? Do something else?

Day 76 – we may have a problem

Conscious of the fact that there was no terrace watch yesterday, this morning’s was conducted bright and early. In fact, first watch was so early that it was still dark outside (see below). And, while I ended up with some lovely effects that kinda go into ‘accidentals’ category as I think pics are great and they sort of ended like that by chance (and lomo), that is now no longer important.

There is a far, far bigger issue of which I’d become aware earlier today – it is a complete tragedy and at the same time it is happy news…

the neighbours are moving…

For a second, I felt like anyone with messy neighbours would feel at this sort of news but that is not what this blog is about. This blog… obviously therein lies the problem as I started the blog because of the terrace. Oh well, have had weird and wonderful 10 or so weeks of terrace watch so once the neighbours go, will be on look out for something else. Am far to addicted to my little collection of photo apps to stop the whole thing now anyway. Blame lomo!

And here is this morning’s ‘night vision goggles’ shot – do not have flash on iphone camera so think this is actually an ‘achievement’: