Monday, 10 November 2008

Remember, remember...

The spectacular finale of the weekly summer firework display gave me many photo opportunities. This local event takes place at The Needles Pleasure Park, Alum Bay, Isle of Wight where many more photo opportunities can be found. By day this busy tourist attraction offers tearooms, arcades, gift shops, a chair lift, views of the famous Needles and not forgetting, the coloured sands.
The colours in these well known sands can be seen in this photograph taken at the last of the firework displays this year. The deep orange is the most dominant, whilst the red leads the eye down the photo allowing you to take in the impressive image.
The evenly balanced composition adds an elegance to the dramatic nature of the subject. I cropped this image to complement the natural shape of the firework, which was a good choice now that I can see the final outcome.
After many failed attempts I managed to capture three fireworks all mid-explosion in the same shot.
Due to the spontaneity of fireworks I am very pleased with this photograph, it is one of my favourites from the series.

Monday, 27 October 2008


Welcome to the new blog of Snapping Rosie. I am Rosie Wibberley, a keen photographer residing on the Isle of Wight. I am currently studying for a BTEC National Diploma in Graphic Design, but my main interest is photography. My interest developed throughout my A-Level Photography course and I now maintain this as a hobby and business. I love the way you can capture memories as eternal images.
My other hobbies include canoeing, taking walks along the beautiful local beaches, reading, beading and other crafts, volunteer work and paragliding. As a family we moved to the Isle of Wight in 1997 and I am still enjoying all the island has to offer.
Throughout my blog I will be talking about various photographs that I have taken over the past years, I would like to welcome you into my artistic world and enjoy the images I can show you. There will be competitions and fun along the way with regular updates on my daily life as well as new collections available to buy.
I do have a website that will showcase the photographs available for purchase, the site will have full instructions on how to buy any photograph. Please take a look at
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Please check back to my blog as it will be updated weekly with a new article as well as some more informal chats in between. I look forward to your return.