Showing posts with label Fireworks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fireworks. Show all posts

7/9/13

Fireworks Go Boom - 2013 Metropolis Fireworks - Part 2



I'm dropping in to bring you a few more shots from the Metropolis 4th of July Fireworks... As I had mentioned in an earlier blog, I watched them from the riverfront last year all tucked into a corner with a bunch of hooligans... 



This year I watched them from the front of my new residence with Evan here at House at Pooh Corner...  Our friend Mike stopped by and watched with us as I roamed up and down the street to get the best angles... 


A few random neighbors were standing on the sidewalks and in the street, but I certainly didn't have to fight a crowd and that was absolutely lovely!


After the booms and flashes ended, Evan sat off a few fireworks for our personal delight... it was a bit to my chagrin though, I prefer to watch fireworks from a bit of a distance ... it's too easy for something to tip over and take someone's face off at close proximity... anywho... I'll bring you a few more shots of the July 4th celebration as the week goes on.

It's on my list to share some Superman Celebration and Super City Blues and Ques with you later today ... so be sure to bookmark.  Also, while I'm thinking of it, photos of the Super City Blues and Ques awards ceremony will be available at www.KCoJax.SmugMug.com this week at some point and I'll bring you that link when I have it... 

Have A Grand and Groovy Day!
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7/8/13

Fireworks Go Boom - 2013 Metropolis Fireworks - Part 1



Happy Monday Folks!  If you're following along on the Facebook Page, you've seen a few photos go up this morning from Thursday night's fireworks in Metropolis... Below is a squiggly favorite of mine...






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7/4/13

Fourth of July in Metropolis, IL - Home of Superman


I was down to the last minute last year deciding if I wanted to journey down to the riverfront to shoot the fireworks.  Just as I began to hear the first few pops, I jumped in the car and made my way to Dorothy Miller Park Area... 


Knowing that I was on the wire and would never find a parking space, I parked a few blocks away and started walking...  After a couple of minutes I was sinking into the grass with my camera and a big cup of ice.


I do believe this was the first occurrence of my watching fire works completely by myself.  As I sat there shooting and listening to the different groups around me, I was glad that I was alone.  It seemed like it should be sad... but the family behind me had a syrup bucket full of kids that were more interested in shrieking and running about than watching the fireworks... and the groups on the other sides of me had all either gotten "loaded" before they came or were sitting there getting loaded because they wreaked of beer and would let out redneck like screams and yelps as the colors splashed against the sky... I'm not talking about celebratory cheers of Patriotism.... I'm talking about sounds that I would imagine people like those Duck Dynasty Folks or the people on that security show or the family of Honey Boo Boo would make... 

I look forward to shooting tonight after Evan and I complete a day of cookouts and homemade ice cream... 

This shot reminds me of Sideshow Bob giving a peace sign ... in an abstract sort of way... 

Tonight's Festivities are as Follows...
4th of July in Metropolis - 

8:30pm ish at Washington Park for the Farmer Memorial Fireworks
9pm at Dorothy Miller Park as the City of Metropolis, Harrah's and Ingram Barge light up the skies




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