Neighborhood Fireworks

For some reason, everybody seems to be celebrating Independence Day (the 4th of July) today, even though today is the 3rd of July. Oh well. I guess we Americans aren’t known for our attention to detail ;-).

Anyway, some of the people on our street were setting off fireworks and, best of all, we are in a neighborhood adjacent to where the South Riding community fireworks show takes place. From our back porch, we had a great view of the official and unofficial shows alike.

To top all that off, I just got a new Canon PowerShot SX20 IS camera. It is a ‘prosumer’ model which is not a DSLR, but is about the best you can get if you’re not serious enough (or are too cheap) for a DSLR. You can see loads of photos below. Considering that cameras don’t handle night or motion well, and fireworks are both, I’m very happy with how things turned out.

Scott Bradford has been putting his opinions on his website since 1995—before most people knew what a website was. He has been a professional web developer in the public- and private-sector for over twenty years. He is an independent constitutional conservative who believes in human rights and limited government, and a Catholic Christian whose beliefs are summarized in the Nicene Creed. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University. He loves Pink Floyd and can play the bass guitar . . . sort-of. He’s a husband, pet lover, amateur radio operator, and classic AMC/Jeep enthusiast.