Spectacular fireworks over the harbour were a New Year’s Eve highlight.
Spectacular fireworks over the harbour were a New Year’s Eve highlight. STEVE LITTLE

Amateur captures stunning image

STEVE Little describes himself as an ‘absolute amateur’ photographer, who enjoys clicking because it is relaxing.

On New Year’s Eve, keen for a challenge, he took his gear up to Camperdown Street to photograph the Jetty Carnival fireworks.

“I set up my tripod, opened the aperture and put the time-lapse on 10-15 seconds,” Mr Little said.

“The idea was to get three or four shells exploding on each image.”

In that he more than succeeded with the result, above, speaking for itself.

Mr Little said he started taking photos in 2003 but had only recently bought a decent camera, ‘an entry level SLR’, and was still getting to know his equipment.

“I’ve been doing a course some afternoons down at the Jetty with Toni Fuller.

“After working all day, I really enjoy wandering around the Jetty and Coffs Creek taking photos and listening to other people’s ideas on how to take good shots.”

The Carnival itself was described by organiser John Logan as a huge success.

He said he thought the heavy police presence helped keep things peaceful and he was delighted at the response to this year’s Booze Free Ride Free promotion.

“There were 430 kids, 80 more than last year and only two returned a positive reading,” he said.



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