Thursday, July 4, 2013

Fireworks on the 4th!

I was playing around a little bit with my camera during the fireworks so some of the pics didn't quite turn out but I think they still look cool and have character.

The fireworks here in Akron sure are a lot better than back home.  They lasted about 25 min which is about 20 min longer than up north lol.  Last year I was soooo disappointed, I sat outside about 15 min before the fireworks were suppose to start.  The whole time I felt like I was about to be carried off by mosquitoes.  I decided that I was going to run into the house real quick and change out of my shorts and put on a pair of pants.  While inside I could hear the fireworks starting so I was hurrying so I wouldn't miss the beginning.  I was inside not even 5 min and when I got back outside I MISSED IT!!!!  Are you KIDDING ME????  I got chewed to pieces, I was about airborne from mosquitoes and for what??? Some itchy bites and no fireworks!!!!  Truly disappointed in Park Falls.  We put on a better show ourselves when we went to Texas a few years ago for a visit over the 4th.  We had 2 straight hours of the big boomers that you see here in the photos, not the sparklers and bottle rockets that you normally see around.  So you can understand my disappointment in Park Falls when they couldn't even put on a 5 min show.

Thank you Akron for restoring my fireworks faith ... I'm like a little kid watching them ooohhhhing and aaahhhhing, hoping the next one will be better than the last one, and Akron didn't disappoint.  I just wish the battery on my camera would have lasted until the grand finale (I forgot to charge it today ... oops).

Anyways, I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July and got to enjoy the fireworks wherever you are!

Until next time ...


Muffy's Marks said...

I think fireworks are the hardest thing to photograph. Your's are good. Glad you had a longer display this year.

~mel said...

Fireworks are hard to capture and your snapshots are great. I'm glad your faith in the fireworks has been restored:)


Glad you were able to see a good fireworks display. It rained here but we got to see one too.

TexWisGirl said...

your photos turned out well!

nice to meet another wisconsinite by birth. hope indiana will be kind to you! texas has been good to me, but i still miss wis - even 29 yrs later.