Roger (Grisly)

Roger (Grisly)

Posted on 11/22/2014


Photo taken on November 21, 2014

1/125 f/4.0 18.0 mm ISO 200

SONY DSLR-A500

24-105mm F3.5-4.5



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Bridgwater
Bridgwater Carnival
England,
Squibbs, Fireworks, Cosh, Somerset,


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Squibbing

Squibbing
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These fireworks know locally as Squibbs are unique to Bridgwater Carnival. www.bridgwatercarnival.org.uk
The Squibs are attached to a block on the end of a long pole ( known as a cosh) which when lit from a flame in the road are held above the head, Between 150 and 200 people take part in the event which stretches the length of the High street.
This image shows a part of around 60 people who took part in the Christmas lights switch on.
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© copyright 2014, All rights reserved, Image may not be used without my explicit written permission

Petar Bojić, LotharW, Odile, Birkin and 45 other people have particularly liked this photo


83 comments - The latest ones
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Fire exceptional fireworks but it is on the joy and happiness are associated.
Good Sunday.
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to Malik Raoulda
Very kind Malik, Many thanks
3 years ago.
paddypix
paddypix
I never knew that...great to see these local traditions going on still///////a squibbulous image, Roger !
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to paddypix
Thank you Paddy, The tradition carries on even after hundreds of years, The Squibs used to be home made but thankfully they are specially made for the carnival now.
3 years ago.
slgwv
slgwv
The helmets look like a good idea! ;)
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to slgwv
They sure are, thanks for the visit.
3 years ago.
Diana Australis
Diana Australis
This is a fantastic low light photo, Roger....love it!
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to Diana Australis
Thank you Diana, Had to nip into the thick of sparks to grab the shot
3 years ago.
Colin
Colin
Very interesting image and information Roger.
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to Colin
Thank you Colin, a tradition that hopefully will never die.
3 years ago.
Michelle Chouchou
Michelle Chouchou
Muy original!!!
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Very kind, thank you
3 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Stunning capture!

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3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to William Sutherland
Many thanks William, much appreciated.
3 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Well, I bet the sight is amazing, I can just imagine the effect. Superb evening for all, and a great shot too
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to Joan+
Many thanks Joan, It happens after the Guy Fawkes Carnival Precession which is reputed to be the largest night time parade in Europe and what a spectacular ending it is.
3 years ago.
Joan+ has replied to Roger (Grisly)
Well, that's something not to miss! Beats going to Bolton-le-Sands Bonfire...!

I love community affairs like that, where old and young can feel excited and in wonder. Lovely occasion.
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to Joan+
The town is rightly very proud of it's Carnival and it's long history,
3 years ago.
Mitch Seaver
Mitch Seaver
Excellent work!
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to Mitch Seaver
Many thanks Mitch, appreciated.
3 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Spectacular (nice info too, never heard of it).
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to Jaap van 't Veen
Thank you Japp, Bridgwater carnival is one of Europe's best kept secrets it appears.
3 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
An outstanding photo viewed in Street Live!
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3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to William Sutherland
Thank you William.
3 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Wonderful capture.
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to Don Sutherland
Many thanks Don, appreciated.
3 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
I'm fascinated by this, super image

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Thank for sharing
3 years ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
a genial, catching eyes picture !!!
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to Nora Caracci VERY BU…
Thank you Nora very much appreciated.
3 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Awesome shot!!!

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3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to sasithorn_s
Very much appreciated,
3 years ago.
Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879
So fascinating and unique, and what an awesome shot!!!! Thank you so much for sharing the story!
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to Puzzler4879
Tank you for the kind comments, very much appreciated.
3 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
That is unusual! Beautiful shot, Roger.
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to Ron Hanko
Many thanks Ron, a long running tradition.
3 years ago.
Bram van Broekhoven
Bram van Broekhoven
Beautiful capture, stunning fireworks and action photo
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to Bram van Broekhoven
Thanks Bram really appreciated.
3 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Congrats on Explore
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3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to Joan+
Thank you Joan.
3 years ago.
Helena Ferreira
Helena Ferreira
Super!!
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to Helena Ferreira
Thank you Helena.
3 years ago.
natur' ELLE
natur' ELLE
super capture ! ************
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to natur' ELLE
Very kind Annick thank you.
3 years ago.
Marcello Ciappi
Marcello Ciappi
I do like..... Well done my friend!!
Have a great new week.
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to Marcello Ciappi
Thank you Marcello I had to get into the sparks for the shot.
3 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
Wow! Beautifully captured and composed, Roger.
Stunning image.
Congrats on explore.
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to pajmcb
Many thanks Pete very much appreciated, A great local tradition.
3 years ago.
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Very interesting fireworks show ! Congrats on Explore !
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to Swetlana Hasenjäger
Many thanks Swetlana, much appreciated.
3 years ago.
Betty【ツ】
Betty【ツ】
Excellent ! +++++++++++
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to Betty【ツ】
Thank you Betty very much appreciated.
3 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Wow, what a cool moment
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to Fantasyfan
Thank you Sanna, much appreciated.
3 years ago.
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Never heard about that either ...
A fantastic spectacle really !
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Thank you Christiane, the tradition possible goes back to the 1600's but in 1716 a local squib manufacturer was killed by an explosion in his factory so we know it was in existence at that time.
3 years ago.
Skipper
Skipper
A very peculiar and spectacular photo.
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to Skipper
Many thanks very much appreciated, Keeping a 400 year tradition alive.
3 years ago.
Dave Seargeant
Dave Seargeant
Fantastic lowlight capture - excellent.
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to Dave Seargeant
Many thanks Dave, I like traditional events.
3 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Quite a shot. They look a bit dangerous to carry.
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to Esther
Thank you Esther, much safer these days than they were in years gone by.
3 years ago.
Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon
that is just so cool, and I can say I have never seen or heard of this before!
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to Shuttering Yukon
Many thanks and very much appreciated, It really is important to keep these old traditions alive.
3 years ago.
Shuttering Yukon has replied to Roger (Grisly)
yea well sadly these days we lose too many old traditions I think because people just figure them 'too hard' and they couldn't be bothered getting too far away from the wifi..
3 years ago.
Horizon 36
Horizon 36
Fantastic capture...great...well done.
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to Horizon 36
Many thanks very much appreciated.
3 years ago.
Gillian Thomas
Gillian Thomas
That is one great shot...
seen in www.ipernity.com/group/great_britain
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Thank you Gillian , your comments are very much appreciated.
3 years ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
What a unique and dramatic scene this is. Excellent picture
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to Dave Linscheid
Many thanks Dave, had to get into the action for the shot , have the spark burns on the coat to prove it.
3 years ago.
Phil Sutters
Phil Sutters
Although my home was only 6 miles north of Bridgey, I was usually away at school when the Carnival season was on. The floats go to several other carnivals in the area, but without the squibs. My recollection of the only time I did get there was that it was one long pub crawl, wandering along the carnival route with a glass in hand, getting refills along the way!
I doubt the squibbers wore hard hats back then in the late 60s. Thanks for the recollection therapy, Roger!
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
I squibed in the 60s in an old cloth cap that was being thrown away and a scarf wrapped tightly around the neck, The squibs were much more volatile and unreliable in those days but thankfully today's homogenised versions are much safer,
Carts still tour the county however results seldom change very much after Bridgwater,
3 years ago.
Jean
Jean
Fabulous display. Beautifully photographed.
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to Jean
Thank you Jean, I was a little close for my clothing really.
3 years ago.
Lyudmila Izmaylova
Lyudmila Izmaylova
Wow! What a fabulous spectacular scene! brilliant work, Roger!
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to Lyudmila Izmaylova
Very kind Lyudmila and very much appreciated.
3 years ago.
Ganymede
Ganymede
Superb !
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to Ganymede
Many thanks, appreciated.
3 years ago.
Ecobird
Ecobird
This is amazing. What a shot! You were brave getting amongst the shower of sparks, - I was peering out from behind the nearest tall person!
3 years ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Many thanks and very much appreciated, the sparks help to warm a rather cold evening.
3 years ago.
LotharW
LotharW
What a great show!
14 months ago.
Roger (Grisly) has replied to LotharW
Thank you Lother, I have been involved since 1973,
14 months ago.