The Fourth came and went with a bang, it was really hot but worth it. The last time I went to DC to take pics of the fireworks I was shooting Velvia-50 film. Remember those days. This year I headed down with my friend Kirk on the Metro and we set up along the Potomac River in a spot with a view of the Lincoln Memorial adjacent to the Washington Monument. This was a great spot and we weren’t the only ones that thought so. The show went really fast, about 18 minutes based on my first pic to my last. I was surprised how fast $500,000 of fireworks went up in smoke. There was a couple in the row boat having a romantic date and drinking steadily, I thought if the boat tipped could I swim out there and make a rescue? I would be a hero and cool off at the same time. They didn’t capsize but they drifted in my view finder and now they are famous.