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Photographer: © Paul Hilton (Gallery)Premier Member! Click for more info..(29th July 2011)

Thatcham, Berkshire

Launching Chinese lanterns in Thatcham, Berkshire. Farmers, the Civil Aviation Authority, the Coast Guard and fire brigades have all highlighted the dangers of them, but clearly people still like to set them burning aloft.
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Exposure Program: Aperture Priority, Focal length: 120 mm, Aperture: f 2.8, ISO: 3200, Exposure time: 1/15 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: July 29, 2011, 9:40 pm
ImageID:1138585, Image size: 850 x 566 pixels

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Comment by Marjorie Pope(30th July 2011)

It's a nice pic, but I guess this practice will eventually be made illegal, as it is rather dangerous. So, good to have a pic of them!

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Comment by Karen Lee(31st July 2011)

Good photo.....BUT, was in Dorset last week and a thatched cottage burnt to the ground by a chinese lantern..pretty to look at, very dangerous

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