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4th of July...Fireworks...FAIL! - Ramblings and Photos
4th of July…Fireworks…FAIL!
one: My sister came up to visit this weekend. We had a great time laying by the pool and listening to live music at one of the local Irish pubs. I’m actually surprised that I haven’t tried downloading any music tonight. 

two: Last night, we found ourselves on a hospital parking deck to view the fireworks. Unfortunately, we were over a mile away from the fireworks and I only brought my 50 mm f/1.8 lens. I also failed to bring my tripod. I took close to 400 images…I saved THREE! We should have just gotten sparklers and called it a day.
Fireworks 1

Fireworks 2

Fireworks 3
three: I have $50 to spend at TJ Maxx (a gift from my Mother-in-Law). I went to TJ Maxx today (twice) with full intentions of spending it. I still have $50 to spend because I couldn’t commit to a pair of shoes or to hair product or face cream or whatever.

four: I am really looking forward to Saturday. First, we go to Caroline and Jason’s shower…then we go to the beach. I can’t wait for vacation. No worries though, we’ll have an internet connection.

five: I have decided to link up in FIVE locations tonight/today. Besides, the theme at Trendy Treehouse is “4th of July,” and the theme at Perceptive Perspective is  “freedom.”  These shots fit those themes, right? Actually, my firework shots remind me of  The Star Spangled Banner.
<i><span style="font-family: Georgia,"Times New Roman",serif; font-size: small;">Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light<br />What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?<br />Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,<br /><u>O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?<br />And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,<br />Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.</u><br />Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave<br />O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?</span></i>

Don’t hate me for “killing multiple birds with one stone”…errr post.

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Have a great night…day!


    Sorry about the fireworks fail. It rained here so we didn’t get to watch them. But I still practiced shooting sparklers.

    Have fun spending the money!

    I too attempted to capture fireworks without a tripod. And I had the opposite problem, not too far away but too close. I only had ONE where the focus was actually dead on, all the rest were blurry. But I slapped a couple of them up on my blog anyway. I just told myself it was practice for next year, when I’ll really be prepared… hopefully. Maybe Santa will bring me a tripod this year.

    I hope you had a great 4th! And I’m jealous of your vacation. The beach, how fun.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. I love all of your pictures that I’ve seen on here. I am actually saving up to purchase a really nice camera, and am taking a photography class at a local college in the fall. I love taking pictures, but I’m ready to learn how to be good at it. I love all things creative, and I’m sure photography will fit right in with all of my other creative endeavors. I’m going to start linking up with your photo challenges, even though I definitely do not consider myself a “photographer”, but this will be a great place to start learning.

    well, even though you had to take a lot of photo’s to get them, the ones you got are well worth it :) beautiful shots! glad you had a fun time with your sis by the pool and the pub. can’t believe you went into tj maxx and didnt get anything…you must have amazing will power.

    I have yet to attempt to capture fireworks :( These are great, despite the obstacles. Thank you for visiting my blog and introducing me to a few new ones. I’m going to post to Perceptive Perspective…if I can find the linky/post :)

    Tracey @ Inspire Me

    Still, beutiful!! Besides you had a good time, lol, and that’s all that matters, right ;) My family is constantly telling me, “drop the camera and join the party will ya!!” :P

    Get out about the fireworks! My firework pictures always turn out so terribly as well!

    Laughed my head off about the gift card Ashley.

    Have fun on your vacation!

    lol. I didn’t even bother to try with the fireworks, since I don’t have a tripod. :)

    Beautiful shots!

    Too funny! I took about 400 shots of fireworks too and saved maybe 30… so your not alone! Glad to have you join me! Come back for more! :)

    I brought the camera out to our fireworks display too, I got a few that I liked but the darn tree got in the way, I might post them later this week = )

    Those are still pretty cool! I don’t have a tripod so I didn’t try this year…maybe next!

    Funny, you were too far and I was too close for fireworks. Oh, well, there’s always next year.

    I’m so glad you linked up with Communal Global. Sorry I haven’t been by… we’ve had a family emergency and have been traveling. I’ll stop by more often towards the end of the month when we’re back.