Fourth of July 2011, The DSLR Edition

I’m a slacker. Well, not really. But summer has gotten the best of me.  I barely open my laptop, and use my desktop mostly.  I’ve been slow to respond to emails, and editing pictures, well, who has time for that?  In between the pool, the beach, BBQ’s, and everything else….time is flying by.  I finally decided to sit down and edit some photographs tonight.  Here is the DSLR, or Nikon D700, version of the 4th.

4th of July 2011
This is pretty much what I saw when I was looking for my son on the 4th of July. He has been on water slides at a hotel before, but a water slide at a house? Let’s just say my son was hooked.  Oh, and the diving board next to the slide, that was his BFF for the day.

4th of July 2011
Total gluttony. Hot dogs, beer, and cupcakes.  With a little Coca Cola thrown in. Sounds so All American doesn’t it? I hope someone recycled all those bottles.

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It is time for fireworks, time to get out of the pool. No, you come and get me!!! The kid wanted to stay in the pool FOREVER.

4th of July 2011
You have to admit, my husband’s friends came prepared. They kid had earplugs in his ears. And the sparkler, well he wasn’t impressed.

4th of July 2011
We started off slow…seriously this was slow. It was safe, it flowed, and then it ended.

4th of July 2011
While our personal fireworks got a bit wild (at least we thought we were), people down the street with sending things like this in the year. Yes, someone from a house shot these into the sky. This was NOT a professional display.

4th of July 2011
More smoke and fire, the handheld kind that is…

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And one last view from the sky. This display was at the end of a cul-de-sac. No joke.

I wasn’t that prepared to take photos of fireworks.  I wanted to be a little more chill this year. I use my 50mm prime lens.  And no tripod. I’m a total slacker!

Sweet Shot Day

8 comments
hilljean
hilljean

The water slide picture is BEAUTIFUL! And even though I've eaten some form of hotdog like 40 times this summer, I am now craving one for lunch. Yum! Oh, and Blue Moon is my favorite beer. I like it with a big, fat orange wedge.

a husband and a dad
a husband and a dad

Looks like a good day for all (especially with all that Blue Moon/Shock Top in you).

T
T

I'm a little embarrassed to admit that we watched the Macy's fireworks on TV and the kids were in bed by 10... but only a little embarrassed, because frankly, it was awesome to get some sleep!!!

Jessie
Jessie

Looks like a fun 4th :) I wouldn't want to leave a pool with a slide either :)