Sunday, July 5, 2009
bang, pop, and boom
Quite a spectacular fireworks show across the street. It looks as though there is an out-of-control fire. Actually it is just a type of fireworks called fountains. The long exposure time of the camera made everything blur together so that it looked like a blazing inferno.
This picture is more of what it really looked like. I have no idea how much they spent on fireworks but I would say it was a considerable amount. There were also numerous aerial fireworks but I couldn’t adequately capture the pictures because, once again, of the long exposure times. The fireworks lasted until about midnight and then everything went quiet. There were a lot of fireworks set off by the neighbors but I don’t think that it was the same amount as last year. Perhaps it is a sign of the economic times. Like Roosevelt, I hope that president Obama can get the mess that the economy is in straightened out. Time will tell. I hope that everyone out there had a safe and happy Fourth of July. Lew