Sunday, July 06, 2008

The 4th at home with family

We celebrated the 4th of July at home with family. Trent's parents, brother, sister-in-law and their boys came by to spend the holiday with us. We bought our own fireworks and several sparklers for the kids. It was nice to be at home and not fight the traffic and crowds of the large public displays.

Some of my dear friends from the MemoryWorks message board gave us some tips on photographing fireworks. So with camera, tripod and crossed fingers I attempted to get some good shots of our display and of the kids playing with the sparklers.

This is a pic of part of the fireworks we bought.

Here is Trent and his brother getting all the wicks ready before it got too dark to see them.

These are some of the fountain type.

This one is my favorite.

These are the ones that went up in the sky. I had my camera on a tripod and set on a 2 second timer. I got lucky to get some good shots, but I like what I got. I am actually pretty proud of these considering this is the first time I've tried to get pictures of fireworks. Thanks so much to the girls as MWMB for the tips.

And here are some of the boys playing with sparklers.

I hope everyone had a fun safe 4th.

Until next time,



Laura said...

Wow, your photos turned out great!

Charlotte said...

Very Impressive Monica! I was thinking the same thought, but didn't have a chance to try myself. These came out great!

Jill said...

Those pictures are great, Monica! I really love the sparkler ones...I've never gotten any quite like that. Will have to try next year!! :-)

Melissa S said...

Fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lovely pics Monica!!!

Trish said...

great pics! Looks like you had a great 4th-I was home in bed all weekend with stomach virus, but I did get lots of sleep-which I needed

leah said...

Great firework shots! :)