Greetings! Sorry for the delay for the PotW this week. The United States and Americans worldwide celebrated the Independence Day holiday this weekend. In that spirit I took a couple of days off of work and enjoyed a four-day weekend! Many of you have probably figured out that I have been severely stressed out recently and it finally caught up with me last week. This weekend was just what the doctor ordered: relaxing with good friends at pool parties and quite a few adult beverages!
I’m back at work and feel relaxed and ready to take on the world. I may actually book a trip to Europe to celebrate! Anyway, America loves fireworks around New Year’s Eve and the 4th of July. One of the biggest fireworks displays in the country is in Addison, Texas, a suburb very close to Dallas. They call it Kaboom Town, and for good reason. Click through to see the amazing shot!
This week’s picture of the week comes from Dallas, Texas. A curious event takes place around this time every year during the annual State Fair of Texas: two universities (University of Oklahoma and University of Texas) compete in football and for some reason they infest Dallas with all of their fans. I went to a university that dislikes both schools so I usually try to leave town for this specific weekend, but I couldn’t make it work with my schedule this year, so I was in Dallas. As part of being a developing photographer I like putting myself in new photographic situations. An example was last Friday night, when a buddy of mine (Brian Braun) told me they would be doing a fireworks display from Reunion Tower in Dallas. I had never taken pictures of fireworks before, so I figured I’d go give it a shot. The below is the result, and I found it much easier than I thought to get a good picture of the fireworks! I put my Sony a7 on my Mefoto Globetrotter tripod and started shooting. The below is from the grand finale.