I started the night off hoping to get some great fireworks pictures, but for some reason my camera started acting up and most of the pictures I took were unusable, which of course I didn't realize until I put them on the computer, and by then it was too late. These were about the only pictures I could salvage.
It was definitely noisy last night. The fireworks started before the sun went down and were still going on when I fell asleep at about 11 o'clock. And I would say there were even more fireworks than last year.
Now I'm not talking about planned fireworks displays put on by some group or another, the fireworks here are spontaneous. Neighborhoods full of people who really enjoy shooting off fireworks. And buy the big expensive stuff that you can only buy on Indian reservations because they're illegal to sell almost anywhere else.
The tradition here seems to be that you come outside about dark and either start shooting off your own fireworks or watch everybody else's rockets light up the sky. I believe this is all against the law in Denver. Still, I've never heard any rumors of anyone getting in trouble for shooting off fireworks on the 4th of July. It doesn't sound incredibly difficult for the Cops to catch the people doing it, after all the whole families standing in the yard or in the street. So I'm assuming the police have more important things to do.
The old fat man rightly pointed out, there was a chance of some hot fireworks debris falling from the sky, and possibly melting a little hole in the fragile rubber sheet covering most RVs roofs. I listen to the old fat man on such matters because he remembers the devastation done to the roof of his covered wagon by flaming arrows during the numerous Indian attacks as he traveled West right after the Civil War. Fortunately, I don't have to deal with flaming arrows as he did. But I always carry a roll of EternaBond tape to take care of any other roof problems I may have.
Unlike at a fireworks show, where you look in one direction and that's where all the fireworks are. In the neighborhood there were fireworks going off in every direction making picture taking very iffy.
Most of the fireworks my son-in-law lit last night were sparkly things for the kids. He did a few things that went up high and made a loud boom. But the kids mostly enjoyed the things that sparkled with some popping sounds.
The problem for me was, the camera and I were usually pointed in the direction where nothing was happening, and when something did happen it was behind me and before I got turned around and pointed the camera at it, it was half over.