4th of July, Washington D.C.

July 06, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

So, I have lived in D.C. for the past 10 years, and this year I finally made it to watch the National fireworks display!  (Bucket list...check!)  Now that may sound like a ridiculously long time, but if you consider...

A)It is normally hotter than blazes...and not just hot...muggy-wet-blanket-smothering-sweating-as-soon-as-you-walk-out-the-door hot;

B) It is either raining, just rained, or is getting ready to rain;

C) It occurs on a weeknight (I wake up at 430am for my 'grown-up' job); and

D) the utter madness of the crowds in the Metro following such an event...

....you would understand!

This year it just happened to come to a fortuitous confluence of NONE OF THE ABOVE and having my best friend/love along with me.  So, I finally took the 5-10 minutes it takes to figure out my wireless remote (that had been sitting in my bag for months)...dug out my el cheapo Walmart tripod...yes, I took the following photos with it...and we traipsed on over to the (Virginia side of the) Potomac...which I think might be the best place to be!

I made poor Bill move a couple times because there was a plastic fence in the way..we crossed the GW and got a great spot.  I was worried the lights from the traffic on GW and the cop car lights would impact the photos, but it really didn't...the only thing I'd wish I'd done was stay for some nighttime shots of the city afterwards...but I am pretty excited about what I shot anyway.  Washington D.C., you are beautiful.

Hope you enjoy!

 

 

Happy Independence Day!


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