Yes, it's true that the Fourth of July is an excuse (even for me) to bbq, get together with friends and watch people light explosives on fire....
And I don't think there is anything wrong with that.
This day of our independence gives us that freedom. I think we should celebrate, take advantage.
I also think we should be patriotic and remember why we have these rights.
All those sacrifices others made for us to enjoy what we do in this amazing country. I wear my "American" proud. I love that we are founded on greatness...
And I am not ashamed to show my thanks in ways like time with friends and family, sticks with flags on it sold for a buck, glow sticks, bbq's and fireworks.
It's a wonderful country we live in.
Happy Fourth of July!
The beautiful lake I call home.
He fell asleep right after they started. He was just too tired to stay awake even through the loud booms!
Fire works are a lot of fun to shoot. I just turned up my ISO (2000), slowed my Shutter Speed down to 1/20 f/ 3.5 and held steady.