Wednesday, July 8, 2009

You Capture - 4th of July

Wednesday, July 8

This week's photo challenge was 4th of July and food. I'm not really a cook, so no food this week. Luckily the neighbors invited us to a BBQ, so we just brought some meat and drinks and didn't have to do any cooking. Thanks Jen & Phil!

Here is my first attempt at fireworks with the dSLR. As you can guess, I didn't realize the shutter was still open when I started moving the camera. That my friends is the Willamette river running through downtown Portland, OR.
Here is an 8 year old who is pretty excited about staying up really late to watch fireworks.
Usually we head toward the Columbia River to watch the show in Vancouver, WA, but it was cancelled this year. We did find a decent spot to watch the fireworks except for my hubby who couldn't find a parking spot and ended up just driving around watching what he could from the car.

I'll have to admit this last photo is not my original idea, but when I saw it on this post over at
Pacing the Panic Room I just had to try it. I was so excited that my kids were old enough to follow my directions and that I figured out that we would have to write the letters backwards before using up any of the 10 sparklers.

14 comments:

Lisa Page Rosenberg said...

Wow indeed! These are great. Love that last shot...

Jen said...

OK ... have to admit that the first shot is my favorite! It's just funky and fun!! Shutter-shmutter!

The last one ... impressive on all counts! Yay!!!

Shell @ Disappearing Mist said...

Those are awesome! Great job, especially on the last two!

beth - total mom haircut said...

That's seriously impressive. Seriously. I can't believe you coordinated that and it worked! Amazing job.

FireMom said...

Great job! (I'm also waiting for my kids to grow!)

Prairie Lady said...

Um Wow spelled backwards is wow. That one is awesome!!!! We also had fun with sparklers.

Alicia @ Chronicles of a Busy Mind said...

Thanks for stopping by.... Love the photos. I too had a few mis steps when I first started taking pics of the fire works. LOVE LOVE LOVE the WOW shot!

Alicia
www.chroniclesofabusymind.com

Dcan said...

OK Prairie Lady, you caught me! My hubby also pointed this out to me. It was one of the reasons why we chose the word wow. We also did the word Boo, but we're saving that for Halloween (shhhh).

Stacie's Madness said...

love the last picture! very cool!

april said...

That last one is just awesome!

Stephanie said...

Oh I LOVE these! And hey, I live in Vancouver and we usually go to the Fort show too... so sad that they didn't have it this year.

Stefany said...

Those are great! Too bad your hubby had to drive around (that gave me a chuckle). The wow is really cool.

Saj said...

Great shots! I love the sparkler shot the best, but even the "mistake" at the beginning is great!

The Animator's Wife said...

WOW indeed!