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Sat Jul 5, 2014, 06:57 AM

Independence Day Fireworks

You know what I really miss here on DU? The group thread of fireworks photos that would appear in the Photo forum every July 4th. The posts would arrive in order of time zones, from east coast to west, as more and more members added their images, and we here on the west coast would usually be the last ones finished, and have to pull an all-nighter to make sure our photos were posted before dawn. I remember several years where the now no-longer-with-us superconnected and myself would shoot the same display somewhere in the Seattle area, then spend the rest of the night working away on adjacent laptops until we could submit our contributions to the thread. Of course, with so many DU photographers submitting images, the thread would invariably come with a "DIAL-UP WARNING" designation, back in the days when some of us still used dial-up modems to access the Internet.

Well, in the absence of a group thread, here are my images, taken, as has been the case for the past few years, at the Lake Wilderness display in Southeast King County. No need for a dial-up warning anymore, but maybe I should include a "long thread warning." This year, an overcast sky meant enough ambient light that I probably won't be able to offer any of these as prints, but some might be of interest all the same. It's reassuring to learn once again, that, even after a number of years, I'm still learning ways to improve my fireworks photography -- I probably should turn that into an article on my website someday. Anyway, I'd encourage everyone to add their fireworks photos from this July 4th to this thread, so we can revive the tradition of the group thread, even if these will be appearing after dawn on the 5th for about half the country.






































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regnaD kciN Jul 2014 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2014 #1
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Response to regnaD kciN (Original post)

Sat Jul 5, 2014, 11:21 AM

1. What splendid and glorious images!

I'm so glad you posted these. They are stunning!

Thank you so much, my dear regnaD kciN!

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Sat Jul 5, 2014, 12:14 PM

2. We went to the fireworks last night at the stadium on the UNC campus

but my photos are nothing like yours.

Thanks for posting them!

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Sat Jul 5, 2014, 01:06 PM

3. I don't even bother with July 4th fireworks.

It's totally light here at midnight on the 4th, and the fireworks are barely visible. Our good ones come on New Year's and Fur Rendezvous in February.

So I enjoy vicarious fireworks like yours on Independence Day.

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Sat Jul 5, 2014, 01:48 PM

4. K&R! Wow! These are spectacular!

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Sat Jul 5, 2014, 02:43 PM

5. Beautiful!

I'm impressed.

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Sat Jul 5, 2014, 05:36 PM

6. These are really beautiful.

We didn't go to see any fireworks this year, so it's nice to see yours.

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