July 10, 2014
Fireworks display from July 5th. Bradley Beach and Asbury Park ended up doing their fireworks on the same night! My mother and I headed down to the Ocean Grove fishing pier (what’s left of it) to watch the Bradley fireworks at 9:00, and then turned around to watch the Asbury fireworks at 9:30. I never get tired of photographing explosives!
I don’t feel like/ have time to do a lot of editing, so I’m just gonna crop and resize and post a whole bunch of my favorites. (I won’t even STRAIGHTEN them. Yeah I KNOW. The AUDACITY, the ARROGANCE.)
Oh hey, P.S., I have an Instagram account, which is where I’m uploading casual snapshots these days. Follow me there for updates more often than once a year! (Side note: I have wayyyy too much fun with filters.)
July 4, 2012
I like fireworks!!!
Of course you do.
In the United States, we celebrate our country’s Independence Day (on July fourth) by setting off fireworks!
They’re ESPECIALLY fun when you have front-row seats.
Well, technically, there weren’t really any rows or even seats at New Providence’s July 3rd show, per se. Just folks with lawn chairs set up along the town’s main drag, which was closed to traffic for the event.
There was a beautiful empty area of a parking lot where nobody was sitting, so I set up my tripod and laid down and snapped photos to my little heart’s content.
That’s a photo of my forehead. See the little black dots, especially above my eyebrow? That’s firework ash. THAT’S HOW CLOSE I WAS. I shielded my eyes for most of the show, after I felt the first couple ash flakes on my face.
Yeah. SUPER FUN TIMES! I always forget how much I enjoy fireworks.
July 5, 2011
I didn’t think I would get to see any fireworks yesterday, so I preemptively published an out-of-area festive fireworks photo.
As it turned out, I got back to New Providence juuuuuust as it got dark, and I could see the Summit fireworks really well from my front porch! So here’s a REAL July 4 photo, with no apologies. (Except for tardiness.)
July 4, 2011
While I admit that this photo was not taken very near to New Providence, it was taken in New Jersey, and I am SURE that there are similar fireworks displays happening in the N.P. area, and this is what they would look like.
Anyway: HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY! For those unfamiliar with the tradition, July 4, 1776 was the day that a bunch of early American colonists signed a document that basically said, “Screw you, England, we’re independent now, and we will totally fight you on this.”
(The U.S.A. is on better terms with England now, but we were pretty mad at the time.)
How exactly fireworks became part of the annual July 4th tradition, I’m not sure, but here they are, and they’re pretty fantastic.