Lantern parade

Tonight was the Lantern Parade in Lochgilphead, so Her Maj and I went on down to see the fun, frolics and fireworks. There is a big community effort in the town to make lanterns for the parade and workshops are run in the weeks before the big night. Lanterns are constructed from frames made of thin wood with paper shells and the illumination comes from tea light candles inside them. The Council even obliges by turning out the street lights as the parade comes down Argyll Street.
Best of the bunch was:
Centaur Lantern
After the parade, the annual fireworks display was set off across the water from the Front Green. Organised by the local Rotary Club, this has to be one of the best free shows in town, but they get you with their buckets before you can escape to the car again.
Firework burst
Toggies are taken with my new camera, a Nikon D80, so still learning its little foibles. Very nice to be shooting with an SLR again after all these years.

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