Long Exposure Fireworks

National Fireworks Championships Plymouth

National Fireworks Championships Plymouth

National Fireworks Championships Plymouth

National Fireworks Championships Plymouth    National Fireworks Championships Plymouth

National Fireworks Championship in Plymouth

National Fireworks Championships Plymouth

National Fireworks Championship in Plymouth

These images were taken as part of the annual National Fireworks Championships held in Plymouth on 12-13 August 2014. They were done using a long exposure as I was sitting on a boat in some choppy water, but the effect is rather good!

The Weird and Lurid Landscape of Another Planet

On a recent trip to the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, I was struck by how alien marine life looks.

Sea anemone
Sea anemone

Take these sea anemone from the coral reef gallery; they look like something you’d imagine on a distant planet. It put me in mind of part in H.G.Wells‘ The War of the Worlds, where a survivor emerges out of hiding to find the world had been turned into “the weird and lurid landscape of another planet”.

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