Sunday, July 6, 2008

Fireworks Over Norwich

Fireworks over Norwich, CTDespite the threat of rain all day, last night's Fourth of July Fireworks on the Fifth extravaganza here in Norwich began right as scheduled at 9:30 over the Norwich Harbor while thousands lined the streets of downtown and the west side of town. Myself, Amanda, Darci, Jamie, and her new friend Megan were all part of those thousands as we took up our usual spot in the lower parking lot of American Ambulance where I work.

Fireworks over Norwich, CTNot only is it one of the best places to watch the fireworks from but it also gives me the chance to visit with some of my fellow coworkers outside of our usual work setting. While the girls walked down to the Marina where all sorts of food and novelty booths were set up I visited with Andrew and Bethany and their two kids AJ and Lea. They even offered me a tasty hamburger from their grill as well as some of Bethany's fantastic potato salad! Woo-hoo! I actually did get to have a burger and some potato salad for the holiday after all! Thanks, guys!

Fireworks over Norwich, CTThe only downside to the evening was that the air was pretty thick and the clouds were pretty low so a lot of the fireworks went up into a thick cloud of smoke which hung larger over the harbor with every pyrotechnic that lit up the sky. I was kind of bummed about that as I was using this as my first opportunity to try taking some fireworks photos and I'd even been smart enough to bring along a mini-tripod to steady the camera! Of course, I wasn't smart enough to bring extra batteries and the ones I had didn't have the charge that I thought they did so I didn't get as many pictures as I would have liked. D'oh!

Fireworks over Norwich, CTAh well, the Mohegan Sun casino will start their Wild Wednesdays soon and part of that is the fireworks shot off from the roof of one of their parking garages. Perhaps I can try again then and get some better results as hopefully the weather won't stay like this all summer - hopefully! And I'll be smart enough to bring extra batteries, too!

Hope everyone had a marvelous and safe holiday weekend!

14 comments:

  1. You got some wonderful pictures, Linda!

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  2. I think the clouds and smoke give your fireworks pictures extra depth and make your sparkly effects just POP.
    You had FOUR teenage girls with you?!?! Your friends gave you a hamburger & potato salad to fortify you for your adventure!

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  3. Maybe you forgot extra batteries but you got some great shots Linda!

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  4. Great shots of the fireworks! We were at the fireworks in Manchester. It was pretty overcast there too.

    Kid One was in charge of the camera yesterday, so she took the photos. I hope to post some soon...

    Glad you got the burger and potato salad to make the holiday complete!

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  5. great fireworks! i love America!

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  6. You done good, girl, with the fireworks photos! I had intended to take some pics at the fireworks here -a chance to try out the "fireworks" button on my camera -but then, we were late leaving and in the rush, I walked out leaving my camera behind on the desk! Love when the senility factors kick in on me! NOT!

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  7. I've never had much luck taking good photos of fireworks - well done you and happy 4th!
    Cheers

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  8. Good shots. I totally missed the Boston fireworks. I had just gotten home from the Cape on the fourth and I was too tired to go out.

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  9. Well, at least you got to see some. They start very late in the northwest because it takes so long for it to get dark enough.

    And...it was overcast. So we watched some on tv instead.

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  10. Sounds like a great time Linda. I enjoyed celebrating America's Birthday too. Big hug honey. :)

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  11. You got some great firework shots. I could NOT get any decent ones with my camera.

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  12. Oh man I missed the great fireworks.

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  13. Great job on the fireworks pics! I took about twenty and have just two good ones out of it :o(

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  14. those are great fireworks pics...mind never come out...

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