Front Porch Fourth

july 4, fireworks

The hometown fireworks.  It’s a tradition we rarely miss, though when vacationing or three years ago when my cousin’s daughter was married on this day, we sometimes do.  I recall packing the kids, a cooler, blankets, and folding chairs into the minivan and contending with the traffic and crowds, maneuvering to find the optimal viewing spot on the lawn where the new town library presently sits.

A decade ago when we moved to our home in the same town, we were pleasantly surprised to see that the view from our farmer’s porch wasn’t all that bad.  And in all those years, I never once tried to photograph the fireworks.

fireworks, july 4

Well, last night I set up the tripod and grabbed a few shots.  Each exposure shot at f5.6 and about a second in duration.  Tweaked the contrast and sharpening afterwards.

Happy July 4th to all of our U.S. readers – and have a great day to our (growing number of) international readers!

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4 Responses to Front Porch Fourth

  1. Ed Spadoni says:

    These are great Rey. The value of your house just went up!! Ed

    • Rey says:

      Thanks, Ed. If I ever get around to actually repainting that porch, then the value of my house would really go up!

  2. Rodney says:

    Beautiful Rey. Fireworks are hard to capture for me. I am guessing a tripod is a must :0). Thanks for sharing

    • Rey says:

      Thanks, Rodney. Tripod… absolutely. I spent 20 minutes fumbling around with mine in the dark (bad planning) but luckily, had it set up properly in time for the finale.


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