Showing posts with label Harrah's. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Harrah's. Show all posts

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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