Photography: Fireworks Over Iwo Jima
By Ian Livingston and Kevin Ambrose
The saying goes "great minds think alike", and if at all true, then hopefully it is good news for us. Out of the roughly half-million people attending D.C. fourth of July activities, Capital Weather Gang photographer Kevin Ambrose and I managed to bump into each other at the Marine Corps War Memorial, located near Rosslyn VA, with about two hours to go before show time. As we sat and chatted about snowstorms (yes... during the summer), occassional light rain fell, and kept us busy checking radar by way of Blackberry. Just minutes before 9:10 p.m., showers departed and on went the show.
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We situated ourselves on a small hillside, looking toward the Iwo Jima statue, and then out across to D.C. From previous outings, we expected the fireworks would be fired into the empty space between the Washington Monument, and the statue. As with many big D.C. area events, we were shortly joined by several other photographers setting up their tripods. All pictures were taken in manual mode, using the bulb setting (read info on taking pictures of fireworks).
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