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Saturday, November 24, 2007

PhotoHunt: Hot



This week's theme is Hot. Luckily, it's a nice, easy theme for me. First up is a shot taken from my living room window, of the annual Bonfire Night fireworks display. Also known as Guy Fawkes Night, the festival takes place every year in the UK, on November 5th. It originally commemorated the failed Gunpowder Plot, staged by Guy Fawkes and his men. They were Catholics, who were treated very badly in the UK at the time, so they plotted to blow up the King and all the Protestant aristocracy, at the state opening of Parliament on November 5th, 1605. Guy Fawkes Night is just an excuse for a party nowadays, with little thought given to the origins of the festivities. As we all know, fireworks are very hot, which is why we need to handle them carefully.



Next up is this shot of New Quay beach, in West Wales (not Cornwall!), taken on a hot summer's day. I stayed off the beach, as it was too crowded for me.



Hell is meant to be very hot, and here's one of Satan's minions. Well, actually, it's just my cat, Leo, trying to re-enact a scene from the Tommyknockers.



This candle holder was rather hot when I took this pic of it. It doesn't show in this pic, but it's a pretty blue colour, with multi-coloured glass gems stuck to it.



Finally, what could be hotter than the Sun? It was a very cold January day when this shot was taken, one of the first outdoor pics I ever took with my very first digital camera.



Those are my PhotoHunt pics for this week. More pics next week...

24 comments:

jams o donnell said...

Great choices for this week's theme, Siani. Leo truly looks evil but we knew that already!

SnoopyTheGoon said...

That was just a great gallery of shots, Siani, thanks for sharing.

Oh, and your link is not working in the comments on TNCHIK's place.

Siani said...

Thanks, both. Shaunie - Leo's undergone an amazing personality transplant recently - he's now a purry, kissy boy - but only sometimes.

Thanks Snoopy, my first link doesn't work, but I posted immediately afterwards with a working link - at least, I hope it's working!

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh my....that cat photo is really eerie....but I love it!!

Drop by and pick up your Holiday Award if you'd like...on my right hand sidebar.

abe-hap said...

lovely pics for the theme this week :)we celebrate guy fawkes day here too.

LadyBanana said...

A beautiful set of photos there... Love the beach :)

Chen said...

That is a crowded beach.
The cat photo is kinda eerie :D

Dragonheart said...

Great collection of hot photos! The shot of the fireworks is fabulous, and Leo looks like a wonderful cat, despite the glowing eyes!

Natalie said...

Great choices! Your cat looks scary with those glowing eyes! Eek! :)
My photo hunt picture is up. Come check it out if you get a chance. :)

Liza said...

Wonderful photos! Loved the 1st and last pics. Happy Sunday!

ellen b said...

That's a great bunch of photos for hot! Happy hunting to you...

farmingfriends said...

What a lovely set of photographs. The fireworks are amazing. sara from farmingfriends

Carver said...

That's a great group of shots for the hot theme. I hope you have a good weekend.

pat said...

All great photos for this week. The one of the cat is spooky! :-)

Happy Weekend.

jmb said...

What fabulous photos you have taken for the theme this week. Great effort with your digital camera. I love mine but haven't been able to master it quite yet.

A. said...

Love Leo! And the sunset (or was it sunrise?) picture is wonderful.

Mar said...

Oh, my. You truly overdid yourself!!Love your choices and pictures!!

Secret Agent Mama said...

Love your pics for the theme! Great job!!

the teach said...

Great pix, Siani! Your cat is spooky!

Thanks for visiting me!

tegdirb92 said...

what beautiful shots for today. LOVE the cat !!

JO said...

grest snapshot of the beach and fireworks.

Heart of Rachel said...

That must have been a great festival. I love watching fireworks.

Oh my, your cat looks creepy in that shot but I'm sure he's good natured. :)

All the photos are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

pelfy said...

Love your 2nd photo. Have you considered making it a postcard? That would be great!

Dragonstar said...

The fireworks came out great - not always easy!
Ooh, I don't like crowded beaches.
Eeek! Devil-cat! Great shot though.
And I do so love this kind of sky-pic.
That's a lovely selection Siani.

 
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