Flowering firework — Bayville, N.Y., July 2010
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It's been a memorable Fourth of July weekend, in part because we've been home, a rarity given schedules, conferences, and summer travel. Nick and Conner joined us on Friday and we went to see Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit at Merriweather Post Pavilion, then went to the Workhouse Arts Center for their annual Fourth fest and fireworks show.
Despite my long association with the Workhouse and the Arches Gallery Artists, we've never attended the celebration. To see more photos of the fireworks, go to my Facebook album here.
Hope you have a happy 4th!
Six years after I took this photo of a firework on Long Island, it remains a favorite... Happy 4th of July!
Post-game fireworks — Durham, N.C., July 2016
Having lived 15 miles outside Washington, D.C., for almost 14 years, it might seem strange that we've never been in our nation's capital for the Fourth of July celebration. That changed this year as we took in a Nationals game in the morning and saw the fireworks from a spot near the Washington Monument. Weather prevented me from bringing the good camera, but some advance studying about exposures did allow me to take some decent shots on an iPhone. Although that is sacrilege to most commercial photographers, I was pretty pleased with the result.
To see more photos, go to my Facebook page.
Fireworks on the beach — Long Island, N.Y., July 2010
Bayville, N.Y., July 2010: This is one of my all-time favorites, a photo of Fourth of July fireworks that leads off the “Welcome” page of this website. Taken on a beach on Long Island, it is the only picture larger than 8x10 that I’ve ever had framed.
Jill was out of town for work, and I had all four children that weekend. Joe Frey, a longtime friend who is from Long Island, invited us to his town’s celebration. As the sun went down, the fireworks started going off overhead. Using a 75-300 lens, I managed to catch this one just as it exploded.
Sometimes, as they say, you just get lucky.