Well, folks, it's August. So this is apparently the time of year when I get my 4th of July pictures put up. This year we went to the river with our Sunday School class from church. We always have a great time with these sweet friends (and now all of their babies!). I'm sure you guys know what happens on 4th of July...this one was very typical except that I remembered to bring my camera this year and was able to get some great fireworks shots. I've been trying to get some fireworks pictures for about 3 years now and it just hasn't worked out up until this point. So, without further ado, here is a photo dump of some of the best shots I got from that day.
I also got to try out some shots with a long exposure. The kids got some sparklers and were playing around with them. I got some cool shots where they were drawing shapes or hearts, but this first one was totally by accident and it turned out to be one of my favorites.
The sky was beautiful that night. It was supposed to rain, but the weather ended up being completely perfect for our cookout and for the fireworks. The neighbors of the river house we were at were the ones setting off the actual fireworks. It was a great night and we had a great time.
These sparkly fireworks are my absolute favorites. They were hard to get on camera because they fizzle out so fast. The picture doesn't do it justice. They are the fireworks that start out as a regular firework shape, and then just when it looks like it's completely disappeared, they burst open again with shimmery fizzy looking lights.