The Best Fireworks I Never Saw

New York City, Manhattan skyline

New York City, Manhattan skyline

Brooklyn Waterfront, July 4, 2013–Tripod set, camera on and adjusted for a long exposure. The image in my head was one of the Manahattan skyline lit up by fireworks exploding overhead and cascading down on the city like a veil of light.  It would be a turned into a postcard bought in bulk and screen printed onto t-shirts and sold at the Brooklyn Flea.  Sadly, the fireworks don’t go that high, so I was left with the glow of the show emitting from behind the buildings. Only a few times did an errand flare show through one of the gaps. Still, the feeling on the waterfront was one of splendor, of excitement, and of a shared joy of simply being together on a beautiful night.  It was as memorable a 4th of July as I’ve ever had.  Fireworks or not.

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