Fourth of July Fireworks

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Djarum, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. Djarum

    Djarum All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    Well, not really. These were in Chattanooga, TN shot on July 3rd in downtown. Post'em if you got'em from the fourth.

    E-pl5 and 14-42 kit.





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  2. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    We rented a 2-person kayak, headed out into the Charles River with our daughter / food / a good beer for me at about 7:30pm, and waited. And waited.

    14618846573_4cfb13931d_c.jpg KBRX5622 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    ...and waited. And watched police helicopters spotlighting everyone and everything. Then I finally googled the start time, and was horrified to see "about 10:30," some 2.5 hours past her bedtime, and a good hour and a half into the future. But what can you do, except watch the helicopters, hang out, and wait?

    14598769405_3e96c4a69b_c.jpg KBRX5695 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    And finally it began, at which point I realized the difficulty of photographing in the dark on a pitching small boat...

    14618845843_d3f08d8948_c.jpg KBRX5708 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    14618845403_0c513a033f_c.jpg KBRX5727 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    When it was done, we booked it back to shore, turned in the rental boat, got drenched in a Spectacular downpour, and my wife biked my daughter and I home as we sat in the front of our new cargo box bike, under a rain cover. Errr.... this thing.

    14596914824_48007e5261_c.jpg KBRX5882 by gordopuggy, on Flickr
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  3. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    We had fireworks on the evening of the 5th out at the Jersey Shore, as we were dealing with the after-effects of Hurricane Arthur the night before. It was a lovely evening and a really nice time, with everyone from the neighborhood gathering at the area with a veiw of the park to watch. The fireworks were really lame - the big show was several miles farther down the island - and I got a lot of photos of the lame fireworks. Here are two...

    Everyone gathering on the tiny little "beach" with a view of the park where they were set-off:

    14586417725_1274cb6a7e_h.jpg July 4th on July 5th by ramboorider1, on Flickr

    And the fireworks - I think these were from the big finale if you can believe it:

    14399757580_a35c64bfc8_b.jpg July 4th on July 5th by ramboorider1, on Flickr

    14399831699_7ec7937c2e_b.jpg July 4th on July 5th by ramboorider1, on Flickr

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  4. Djarum

    Djarum All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
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