Fireworks at Gas Works Park

On our first 4th July in the Seattle area, we watched fireworks from Kirkland.  In the distance we could see the fireworks over Lake Union and we figured at some point we should make the effort to go and see them more directly.  We did so this year.  We based ourselves in Gas Works Park at the north end of the lake and we had a great vantage point for enjoying them.  I took the camera along because the nice thing for me about fireworks is that I can enjoy them and shoot at the same time courtesy of the cable release.

My normal result with fireworks is that I get a lot of shots that are just not that special and a few that I really like.  For some reason with this display, I had a far higher hit rate.  I am not sure whether it is a function of their sequencing of the fireworks or just good luck but running through the shots I found so many I was pleased with.  I won’t bore you with tons of shots but here are a few samples of what was a fantastic display.  The coordination with music was great and my only gripe was that the finale was put to a piece that rather peters out instead of having a crashing ending.  This seems to be more appropriate to fireworks.  However, a minor gripe and a very impressive display.

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