4th of July 2018

For everyone who did not get to enjoy a 4th of July fireworks display, here for your viewing pleasure is a selection from the fireworks display at Fairfax High School in Fairfax, Virginia.  The images are set to the finale of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.

The photos were taken with a Canon SL1 and Olympus TG-5 on July 4, 2018.


Happy 4th of July

This is part of the City of Fairfax fireworks display at Fairfax High School in Fairfax, Virginia. An unwelcome rain shower began with the flag ceremony, sending many people home. The rest of us sheltered as best we could for another hour, and the  rain ceased long enough for a spectacular fireworks display.

This photo was taken on July 4, 2017. Specs are:

Olympus TG-4, ISO 100, f/11, 2 sec, 11.78 mm

Celebrating History

This is our entry in Dutch goes the Photo!’s Tuesday Photo Challenge – History.

In late May of this year, these fireworks marked the beginning of Memorial Day Weekend. As we were growing up, the 4th of July fireworks celebrating our country’s Declaration of Independence was a reminder each year of our nation’s great history.  We look forward to celebrating our history again today.

This photo was taken on May 26, 2017. Specs are:

Olympus TG-4, ISO 100, f/6.3, 2 sec, 18 mm



A Pop of Color

Red is a color that pops in many of our photographs. Here are six such photos.

Diwali fireworks, New Delhi, India

This photo captures fireworks in the night sky above New Delhi during Diwali in October, 2014.

L’Amour, Stravinsky Fountain, Paris, France

This photo was taken of L’Amour, the animated red lips in the Stravinsky Fountain on Place Stravinsky, next to the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France. This photo was taken in April, 2015.

Jardin de l’Hotel de Sully, Paris, France

This photo was taken in the Jardin de l’Hotel de Sully in Paris, France, in October, 2015. The red plastic blob stretching across the gardens was a special exhibit.

Red door, Paris, France

This photo features a huge red door near the Odéon metro stop in Paris, France. The center two inset doors, which are the same red color, have been opened inward to reveal the dark interior. This photo was taken in October, 2015.

Paper Lanterns on the Walking Street, Chaing Mai, Thailand

These red paper lanterns are hanging above the sidewalk on the Walking Street in Chaing Mai, Thailand.  This photo was taken in February, 2016.


So we meet again
So we meet again …

Finally, this humorous photo features a typical red fire hydrant being ignored by a passing dog.