Hi there! I had a very quiet and emotional July 4th holiday this year! Jordan and I went to the fireworks thinking we would be meeting a lot of family there! In the end the only one that showed up was my dad! My mom gets a pass because she had to work! Jordan's feelings were really hurt, and it made me cry! We went early at 7pm to get a good spot and to save spots for everyone else! It didn't get dark until almost 10:30pm! It was a long wait, and for some reason they NEVER have bathrooms there to use! Lucky for me, the Hospice House that my mom works at is right by the fairgrounds! I was able to walk down around the corner and use their bathroom... twice! You would think that they could put up some portable toilets for the thousand plus people that show up every year to watch the fireworks! In spite of everything, the 3 of us ended up having a wonderful time and the fireworks were magical!
I learned an important lesson! I can't shoot firework photos with a DSLR or an iPhone! I pretty much suck! Thankfully, I had my Kodak Easy Share with me and even though the batteries were almost dead, it got me through the night!
Lets start with the DSLR photos, just to prove my point!
This last shot is of the grand finale, I do really like this one!
Now for the iPhone attempt!
Not good at all! My friends on Instagram take brilliant photos with their phones, but I just cannot! Here is proof ! (:
Now for the Kodak shots that I am happy with!
As you can probably tell, I forgot to take my tripod, but I don't think it ruined the photos!
I will end with my favorite shot of the night! I can't put into words why it is my favorite, but it just is!
Which photo is your favorite?
If you are in the US, I hope that you had a wonderful holiday! If you are outside the US, I hope you are having a great weekend! Either way, I would love to hear what you have done/are doing!
HAVE A WONDERFUL REST OF THE WEEKEND!