Well… where to start?Β The 3 shoots we had booked on the night of August 8th went well … lots of guests ‘a whoopin’ an’a hollerin’ in all 3 venues (Love to hear the guests enjoying their fireworks)… although the following night we weren’t quite so lucky with the weather gods and had to cancel the Faraway wedding shoot πŸ™ The weather was simply too unpredictable, with the wind gusting and changing direction at the drop of a hat.

We work at the closest edge of the safety area sometimes, and that makes an unpredictable wind (or one blowing in the wrong direction) simply too much of a risk.

Fortunately – although disappointed – everyone understood completely, and the staff at Faraway were very supportive … trusting our judgement completely… it simply isn’t worth taking risks with fireworks … there is no room for the ‘I THINK it will be ok’ mentality … if we aren’t 100% sure then we don’t shoot … period!Β 

It doesn’t happen too often (fortunately) but it is always disappointing when a display has to be cancelled… I am sure the bride and groom and their guests still had a wonderful night and enjoyed celebrating their very special day.

Last night’s 2 shoots went off as planned, with very happy guests at both venues. Tonight’s 2 shoots are just about to happen… in fact I can hear that one has already started (not too far from where we live)… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ this particular shoot is up on the mountain, and – due to the position and weather – is an ‘all mortar’ shoot… it won’t last long (just stopped actually lol … just heard the finale of 5 and 6 inch diameter mortars ‘strutting their stuff’ … shame I can’t see them though) … a sort of ‘short but (very) sweet’ shoot!

We have 10 shoots booked over the next 6 days, so tomorrow will see me getting all the shooting systems together for another thorough check out, and – if La-on has done her bit – timing the sequencers to suit the shoot they are linked to.

Update… Just had the call in from both shoots … all ok… guests happy … no pre-ignitions, no system failures, and no fingers lost! We can ask for no more!

Photo: Courtesy of Siuming Photo, Thanks!

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