I went out last night to take pictures of the fireworks going off in the neighborhood. Unfortunately, it was raining earlier in the evening, and I think that discouraged some people from bringing out their fireworks. Several of the locations I usually hit were totally dead.
To make matters worse, fog rolled in last night. That’s a problem, because rather than hitting the official scheduled shows, I try to find groups of residents just having fun with their own (illegal) fireworks. My approach is just to drive around the neighborhood looking for people setting off interesting stuff in alleys, parks, and school yards.
With all the fog out there, however, I couldn’t see more than maybe 500 feet. That doesn’t affect people’s views of their own fireworks, but it made it hard for me to spot them from a distance and drive over.
There were, however, almost endless opportunities to get shots like this:
I posted a few more of them here. Try the slideshow.