As much as I love my EOS 50D and its super lenses, it can be quite a weight to lug around on a daily basis. So, not too long ago, I bought a wee point-and-shoot digital camera, a Canon Ixus 115 HS. With loads of functions and perfectly pocket-sized, I find it a real treat to use.  It goes with me every time I step out of the house – even if I am just going up the road to Tesco!

It’s also got a “Fireworks” setting.  Well, if tonight isn’t the night for testing this one out, then I guess I’d have to wait for Hogmany or next year’s Edinburgh Festival!

The 5th November is celebrated annually across Britain and is also known as Guy Fawkes Night, or Bonfire Night.  It marks the anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot, where King James VI (Scotland)/I (England) was the target of a Catholic-led attack on the House of Lords, in 1605.

Mum and I walked up to Calton Hill to watch the Meadowbank Fireworks Display.  It turned out to be quite far away, so camera was on full zoom.  Next year I might actually fork out the £6 to get up close and personal – and take the big camera (with tripod)!  We still had fun, catching some “sparkler” action, too.

Happy Bonfire Night!