Jul 5, 2006

SPC: Self portrait as Fireworks

This is such a screwy week!! I just realized it was Wednesday, and I neglected my Self Portrait Challenge. Not good!
This week I am posting images from the fireworks that we watched in Warner Center Park. It was a nice cool evening and the park was full to the brim with kiddies waving glow sticks and the wafting smells of barbeques. There was a huge bandstand with live music, including the Orchesta from Pierce College. On the perimeter were lots of food booths and of course we couldn't enjoy such a day without soft serve ice cream and cotton candy!

To me fireworks are mesmerizing. I love the colors and the trails in the sky from the falling blasts. I look forward each year to the fireworks shows, and this year really made up for the fogged over show that we saw in San Francisco two years ago. I cant remember why, but last year we missed the local display. This year was great! We were sitting underneath huge Pine trees and the shadows on the ground from the bursts were very cool. The pictures captured by my camera are all very dark and abstract. I really like the results! I know I will be feeding off of the inspiration for a little while at least!


Funky Finds said...

Glad you had a fun time! I did not see one firwork, but that's b/c it was raining :( Of all days! We got terrential rains yesterday...I've never seen anything like it! Back to the 90s today though.

Tammy said...

Sounds like fun! Beautiful streaks of light :)


Bedazzzled1 said...

Yay for fireworks! Did you notice in the very top picture that some of those little streaks look like music notes? Loud ones, I bet!