This is the first time I've shot fireworks without the assistance of Firework mode on a compact digital camera. Instead I set up a tripod, put my aperture to f11 and my shutter to bulb, waited, and then kind of just hoped. It was fun. First I scouted around for a good spot to take shots with another photographer, Suki, and then I imagined the sequence the fireworks may go off in and tried to think about the shot I wanted. I really wanted to capture the fireworks being over the bridge, I got that shot, and a bonus shot too.
I now want to purchase a shutter release cable, because I ruined at least two shots with shaky hands. I also want to revisit Newham at night because it has amazing potential for night photography, also because I missed the sun setting behind Canary Wharf.