…goes the holiday. Is it odd that Agoura Hills hosts its annual Fourth of July fireworks show several days after Independence Day? Nah. Last year, it was practically a full week after the 4th, this year, just 2 days later. Honestly, I’m really glad, since even though I was at work on the 4th, I couldn’t get out of the newsroom to watch the fireworks show over the CBS Radford Lot — even though I could hear the booms outside my building.
This was also my first attempt at photographing fireworks. I’m not that great at shooting fireworks (from a camera), but I think these came out OK. Previous attempts to take pictures at night of objects in motion at a distance have not gone very well. So I’m glad I at least have these.
I really like this shot because the fireworks ended up looking like a palm tree made of white light.
As you can tell, I didn’t have the greatest vantage point. There were several trees and a couple of street lights in my field of vision, so I didn’t get totally unobscured shots. Dude, what can I say? Last year, the fireworks were shot from the west end of the park; this year, they were shot above Agoura High. I didn’t know that.
Here’s an uncropped shot. You can see there were cars driving around during the show. How annoying.