This blog started with fireworks twelve years ago. Fireworks you get tonight.
Helaine and I caught the Irvine city sponsored fireworks from Heritage Park which adjoins Irvine High School. We had amazing luck.
We left the house around 15 minutes late. Thanks me. All the parking spots were full.
And then, as if by magic, a party of three appeared.
“Pulling out?” I asked.
Really? No one ever says yes. It never works this way, especially BEFORE the big event. The space was great.
We found a sitting spot up on a burm. It looked good, but turned out to be an obstructed view. We moved to a better spot as the fireworks started.
A few minutes into the show we heard a commotion behind us. People were standing up. Some were grabbing their children. This wasn’t good.
Sprinklers! Someone forgot to turn them off.
I sat with Helaine and watched as the camera clicked away on its own. Every so often I’d tweak a setting or change the zoom. They’re eight second exposures, f/8, iso 100. The lens is 28-70 mm.
Helaine and I feel very at home here. It is a comfortable place to live. We enjoyed the show tonight.