Sunday, July 5, 2009

About Last Night. . .

I continue trying to capture fireworks on film. Below are a few attempts from last night's show. It was a really good display and followed a better than usual Capitol Fourth Concert.
The event this year held appeal for all sorts of people: from Gershwin lovers like me to five year olds stuck on Sesame Street. The one sour note was dear Aretha Franklin's attempt at the National Anthem -- not good.
Anyway, it seemed like everyone had a great time on a gorgeous, unusually cool Independence Day in D.C.!
I love the squiggly smoke lines in this one.
Sadly, we can't celebrate a holiday without some jerks. . .

3 comments:

Mark said...

wow, those fireworks came out great!
And, as far as Aretha, I agree. Even though I've always been a big fan, the last few years....its like, ok Aretha, get out while we can still r-e-s-p-e-c-t you.

dcpeg said...

Thanks, Mark!

Poor Aretha needs some honest advisers to tell her it's time to stop.

nutmeg96 said...

What fantastic photos! Gorgeous!