Photo of the Day: Abstract Fireworks #1

At our family fireworks display a few days ago, I wasn’t able to set up the tripod and get typical fireworks photos, because we were so close that I would’ve had to point the camera straight up into the sky. Even if I could’ve done this, the photos wouldn’t have been anything special with no foreground. So I opted to try something different with this shot. I used the “zoom effect” by holding my camera and zooming during a long shutter speed. What do you think?

Photo of the Day: Our Personal Fireworks Display

Fourth of July is the holiday of the year for my in-laws. I won’t even tell you how much they spend on fireworks. We always have a great time hanging out with family, eating too much, watching the kids shoot off small fireworks, and finishing the day with our own personal fireworks display. Here you can see four of the guys (my husband included) stepping back to watch a huge fountain they set off.

Photo of the Day: Stars and Stripes

Happy Memorial Day!

Kansas City’s Union Station during Celebration at the Station yesterday evening. This was the 11th year for the annual Memorial Day celebration.

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Day 122: Patriotism Flies High

Yesterday – the day Osama Bin Laden was killed – will go down in history. I won’t go into a lot of detail since it’s already all over the media, but even though I don’t consider myself the most patriotic person you’ll ever meet, I am glad to be an American.

Canon 60d
1/500, f/8.0, ISO 200
18-200 mm lens (18 mm), natural light