First I hope that everyone had a wonderful Independence Day. I had a great time with my camera this year. In the end, I ended up taking photos at two fireworks events. The first was at the Kensico Dam in Valhalla. This was a free event that boasted some 20,000 guests. The place was packed, but I got there early enough to get a reasonably good spot for me and my camera…
More on that later. The photo above was taken on July 4 2012 in Tarrytown. The display took place in Tarrytown’s “sister village” Sleepy Hollow. Planting myself on the River Walk near Hudson Harbor ensured me a front row seat. For those looking to go in 2013, be advised that you need to get there early. I arrived 2.5 hours before the event and it was already crowded.
Taking pictures of fireworks on the Hudson River is amazing because the fireworks reflect off the water, making the sky even brighter and creating an intensity that is unique to fireworks on the water.
Below is a collage of photos from the fireworks in Tarrytown. I hope you enjoy them. I had a great time taking them.
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