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Happy July 5th

As regular readers will know, we had a brush fire, well I guess a “fence/brush fire” on Saturday caused by fireworks.  Sunday night was relatively calm, but Monday night, the fourth, was crazy.   It seems every year I see more and more big fireworks inside the city of Wichita.   Since none of them were going off right next door this time, I was able to actually enjoy it.   When I saw the moon setting in the west with some fireworks in front of it, the light bulb over my head went off and I ran inside for the Nikon D700 and tripod.

The illicit neighborhood fireworks launchers were much less reliable than a professional show, so it was a hit and miss situation.  By the time the folks to the west got their act together, the moon had gone behind the trees, so I only got a couple of  keepers there.   There were other shenanigans in the general area and I had a grand time running around trying to get something good.  Happy fifth of July to everybody who survived the fireworks this year.

Hey, let's shoot some fireworks at the neighbors!



Fireworks In The West, Over The Tiny Looking Moon.



Fireworks and Moon.



Fireworks to the East



As a technical note, this little informal fireworks photo session allowed me to see first hand the mind boggling excellence of Lightroom 3’s new and improved noise reduction capability.  Really amazing.