Only The Good – Fireworks

This is a slightly unconventional Only The Good post in that it’s a selection of photos rather than just one, and I didn’t take them, my children did. Two weeks ago was Guy Fawkes night and to celebrate there were lots of firework parties going on. These photos are the ones my kids took through their bedroom window of the neighbour’s party.

Fireworks Party 1

Fireworks Party 2

Fireworks Party 3

Fireworks Party 4

Fireworks Party 5

Fireworks Party 6

Fireworks Party 7

Fireworks Party 8

Fireworks Party 10

Fireworks Party 9
Now, it’s easy for me to see the good in these pictures as these images are my children’s perspective of light dancing across the black canvas of the night. What I’d like you to do, is tell my what good you can see. Can you look beyond the unfocused squiggles?

The Only The Good project is to get people to look at the world in a different way, to acknowledge–if only for the brief time they do this exercise–that there is good in everything and everyone…to briefly change shadow to light.”

If you would like to take part, you can either leave a comment on this post which focuses on ‘only the good’ that you can see in the photo. If you have a blog and would like to participate you can

“Post an original photograph that may at first seem rather ordinary–a photo in which the good isn’t immediately obvious–and invite people to comment. A brief explanation of the photo’s subject, where it was taken, etc. may be provided. I urge you to use only original photographs so that copyright infringement is not an issue.”

Please visit the other participants! Tumbled Words, Soliloquy, Inside Mo’s Mind, This Eclectic Life, Life in Westcliffe, Miscellaneous Matters.

UPDATE: I just showed my son this post and he said, “Those other photos do look just like fireworks, don’t they!”.  I asked what he meant, and he answered that after a while the fireworks stopped and so he started taking photos of the street lights while moving around the camera.  Now that I look at them, I can see which ones are of the fireworks and which ones are the streetlight.  The lesson that I’ve learned from this – When posting on your blog photos that you didn’t take yourself, always ask the photographer what the subject is, even if you think you know!


November 14, 2007. Environment, meme.

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