Holy shit!

The first words out of my mouth and truer words have never been said. While Baltimore does great fireworks, tonites replay of the 1814 repulse of the Brits, was without peer, at least in my experience (and I have seen a fair number of these things) and truely over the top. Five barges, from Fort Mc Henry to the Inner harbor (normally we get two) plus stuff firing off buildings downtown. Simply spectactular.

Two galleries, one with a normal focal length (45mm) from the Sony A7r and a 70-300 on the Canon 5D Mk III. Could have used more cameras, although tonite, the Canon had a mind of its own, choosing settings I didn't know it had. So I couldn't handle two much less five.

As is usual on this blog click the snaps below to see all of the rest on Smugmug.

Pow! Bam! Kaboooom!

Oh, as nice as tonite was, today was pretty non-conducive for much of an airshow. Blue Angles on again tomorrow, plus a ton of other stuff in Patterson Park (the Gov and his Irish Band, Navy Sky Divers, ...). So more posts will be forthcomming.

45mm — Ft. Mc Henry on the left70-300mm

July Fourth!

Two sessions today. The first, the annual parade in Glyndon, MD, a small named place in Baltimore County. The parade had a few fire trucks, a Model A, a 911T and couple of golf carts.  The rest of the parade was the locals who decided to walk instead of watch. The watchers and marchers being interchangeable. Started at 10AM — was over by 10:10AM. Anyway Glyndon apparently like flag displays so a good chunck of the shots are of the flags on houses (sorry KHH).  

The second session was the usual Baltimore fireworks from the fourth floor porch.  

In either case click on the snaps below to be taken to the smugmug galleries. About 45 Glyndon snaps about 35 for the fireworks.

2013 Glyndon Fourth of July Parade


2013 Baltimore Fourth of July Fireworks