Friday, July 6, 2012

27/52 and Favorite Photo Friday - a low key 4th

{A small hometown Midwest July 4th}

July 4th waiting for parade
Low key is a good word to describe our July 4th,
no traveling near or far, just hangin' out at home in the a.c....
except for when we were out in the 104 degree temps to watch a parade.

July 4th waiting for parade 2

These two were armed and ready with bags for C A N D Y.
Yes, candy was their mission for the day.
My mission was to keep all of us hydrated and capture a few photos.
I have to say I was impressed that there wasn't a whole lot of complaining about the heat.

Parade Storyboard 1
After lunch we made our way to the pool for an afternoon of swimming
and playing in the water. (Those photos for my next post).

July 4th sparklers 1 

Evening time was the sparkler show.

July 4th sparklers 2

Quite a few local fireworks displays were cancelled due to the extreme heat and drought
but we managed to do our own thing and have fun.

July 4th sparklers 3
Hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th!

Camera settings for the sparkler photos -
50mm 1.4 lens
1/100 sec.
ISO 1250

It's a slower shutter speed than I would have liked and you can see a little movement
but I still loved them.

the long road

10 kind words:

Courtney said...

I'm glad to hear we weren't the only people to brave this crazy heat for a parade. Logan and Madison stuffed my purse full of candy. Luckily they are still young enough that they forgot all about it, so no sugar highs! I love the sparkler pictures. Sometimes low key holidays are the best.

Sharon Ankerich said...

What a beautiful holiday your sweet family enjoyed! Always seeing your photog!!! We had hot temps too but the pool kept it tolerable. Sparklers are our fav too! XOXO

Brooke said...

I LOVE your sparkler photos!! Would you mind sharing your settings and lens for these? I can't get sparkler photos without something being blurry! :/

Kate said...

Perfection...and while I certainly enjoyed my 4th on the road...complete with a McDonals's lunch...because nothing says American like McDonalds...(Ha!)...YOURS truly sounds perfect. I Adore the photo of Grace and Will walking toward the fire truck with Grace's hair blowing...and the small photo of Grace in the middle row of your collage...both the kind of photos that take my breath away...

Stay cool...

Michelle R Photography said...

What a beautiful documentation of your July 4th!!!!

Chasing Dreams Photography said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful 4th!!! You captured your day beautifully!!! I have no photos from the 4th for fear my camera would of melted lol I spent the day in the pool playing mermaids and killer shark (I was the shark).

Love Letters To China said...

Low key is okay by me! ;-) really must be horribly hot by you. The grass in your photos are as brown as can be. Hope you get a break from the oppressive heat soon.


Number 6 and no more counting! said...

"low key" looks fun to me!


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Looks like you had a perfect low key 4th!!!
Beautiful photos of your super hot holiday!!

The heat has been insane... not the norm for these parts!!! I think we had a few adults eyeing up the baby pool during our 4th of July celebration:))



Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

These are the most perfect, iconic 4th of July photos. So well done & beautifully captured Gail. You know I love the firetrucks.

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