It appears to be one of our best kept secrets; the New Year's Day Fireworks on the Shelley Foreshore with one friend asking how she had never heard about them before, despite her love of fireworks and habitation in the area.
Avoiding the crowds at the east end of the shore, we settled at the Rossmoyne end with a picnic dinner while we waited for the sun to set and the fireworks to begin.
As we snacked on pate and brie on the shore, kids splashed around in the river enjoying the warm afternoon sun while further up river moored boats welcomed friends who'd swum out to meet them.
As the last rays of the sun slipped behind the trees and the river was infused with soft blues and pinks we were joined by more friends and more people drawn to the quiet peacefulness of our patch of foreshore. With cameras primed and mounted, we waited for the show to begin, and amidst the awe and delight tried to capture as much as possible without taking our eyes of the spectacle.