Sunday, July 3, 2016

Colors in the Sky

In Philadelphia, 13 rockets were fired on July 4, 1777 to recognize the independence of the 13 American colonies. This set the trend of fireworks displays each year to celebrate Independence Day. It's a tradition that continues across the U.S. every July 4th.

Firework displays have become a staple at many summer events. These images were taken last month when we attended another summertime favorite, a baseball game.

Handholding a digital camera in a stadium while shooting fireworks was somewhat of a challenge for me. While a tripod or monopod would have steadied the camera, I left both of these at home.

There were more deleted photos than "keepers" but it was fun trying to capture colors.

This holiday weekend, there will be more fireworks displays. On July 4 the evening, we'll be able to see more of these colorful bursts from our apartment windows. 
Wishing the U.Sa safe and colorful holiday !


Sandra said...

beautiful shots.. i have never taken photos of fireworks, but i know it is difficult

Emma Springfield said...

Gorgeous. I love watching fireworks.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful! I've done a video of fireworks, but not photos.

Connie said...

When I was a kid, it seemed like fireworks displays were only on the 4th of July. Now they have them throughout the year at all sorts of events. I've always enjoyed them, but don't care for the traffic and crowds that go along with them.

Anvilcloud said...

Of course, we do ours on the first. We can watch from our bedroom.

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