Photo Op - Fireworks!

Fireworks!

July 4, 2013

 

For those who know the location of fireworks displays for the Forth of July post the info below so everyone can see it. If you have a link to information please be sure to post that as well so I can add it to the list below. Lets get as many different fireworks displays covered this year as possible. We can meet as several small groups and at a variety of venues to photograph the "bombs bursting in air" this July 4th. We can then post the results in a gallery but be sure to let everyone know where you were in the caption!

Please Note: You do not have to go the National Mall in order to participate in this Meetup! I had to put a location so I put the largest one in the area.

Here is info on a few places that will have fireworks:

National Mall

Colonial Beach, VA

Massanutten, VA - Summer Jam (July 3rd)

Here is a list of many different cities and towns in Virginia

Gaylord Hotel National Harbor, MD (July 5th)

Manassas, VA

Baltimore (county), MD

**Be sure to check the above listing for start times.**

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  • Dan G.

    I'm going to try for LBJ park on the other side of the Potomac. Will be nice with all the monuments in the foreground

    July 4, 2013

  • Creston

    Unless something changes, I am gona try Whipple Field on Ft Myer. According to my source it is a grat view of the mall ond the fireworks.

    July 4, 2013

    • LP

      Creston. Do you know if there is parking at this location?

      July 4, 2013

  • Valentine

    I will be more than happy to host a wine-n-dine evening on my balcony in Alexandria. I have a clear view of seven different fireworks.

    2 · June 28, 2013

    • Creston

      Valentine, please let me know if you plan to do this. Id love to join in.

      July 3, 2013

    • LP

      Valentine. Are you still hosting? If so. Mind if I John?

      July 4, 2013

  • Melinda

    Has anyone ever been to the fireworks in Rockville? I was wondering where a good vantage point would be that wouldn't involve me going to the actual college campus.

    July 4, 2013

  • Vincent K.

    I think I'll be watching the National Harbor fireworks from the Mount Vernon Trail on Friday.

    2 · July 3, 2013

    • Creston

      Jennifer. I am in the same boat. i think i will be scouting locations tomorrow morning but hopefull somone vouches for some of the locations.

      July 3, 2013

    • Vincent K.

      Parts of the trial might be crowded but there is no way of knowing until you get there. I plan on walking a ways to get a spot where there is not that much of a crowd, hopefully.

      July 4, 2013

  • Vincent K.

    For those who might want some tips on photographing fireworks I posted an article about fireworks on the Create Photographics blog. http://createphotographics.wordpress.com/2013/07/04/fireworks/

    1 · July 4, 2013

  • Bill M.

    I will be attending from the Luray Firworks on the 4th and the Lake of the Woods fireworks on the 6th. That is my plan anyway!

    July 3, 2013

    • Darlene G.

      Skyline drive overlooking Luray might be an awesome sight. I may have to change my plans. :-)

      1 · July 3, 2013

  • Darlene G.

    Way to many people for me. I really do hate the city (guess I shouldn't work there ). I think I'll go south and west the year since I have 5 days off. :-)

    July 3, 2013

  • Jim D.

    The crowd is too large for me. I'll be at the Manassas fireworks. Thanks for the offer!

    1 · June 28, 2013

    • Vincent K.

      I'm with you Jim, too many people on the mall. I hope those who like crowds and long traffic jams home can get some good photos!

      June 28, 2013

    • Joey

      Traffic isnt bad leaving the Mall about 30 minutes after the show, but the Metro is TERRIBLE. There are soooo many things to do downtown, 30 minutes isnt anything. Just think of the street photography available after the fireworks... :)

      July 2, 2013

  • Tom F.

    The Gaylord Hotel at National Harbor will be having Fireworks on July 5th.

    http://www.marriott.com/hotel-info/wasgn-gaylord-national-resort-and-convention-center/gaylord-national-entertainment/fr8e90c/summerfest-event-schedule.mi

    No fireworks show will be held on Saturday, July 6. An extended fireworks show will be held on Friday, July 5th as part of our All-American Celebration on the Potomac.

    1 · June 28, 2013

    • McKinney

      Always with the negative waves Moriarty. :-P

      June 30, 2013

    • Mitchell S.

      ROFL, I guess I should clarify that if you got there around 9AM, and planned to spend the day, then you're all set.

      June 30, 2013

  • Tanya

    Fireworks at the Gaylord are cancelled this year per the sign I saw there on Wednesday. The Nertherlands Statue near the Iwo Jima is where I'll be.

    June 28, 2013

    • Tom F.

      I saw that sign too but I think that was for National Harbor on the 4th. I think The Gaylord is still having theirs on the 5th.

      June 30, 2013

    • Vincent K.

      From the Gaylord's website: "*Weather permitting. No fireworks show will be held on Saturday, July 6. An extended fireworks show will be held on Friday, July 5th as part of our All-American Celebration on the Potomac."

      June 30, 2013

  • Joey

    Ill be on the upper balcony of the Capitol...House side...my vantage point every year :) Have fun everyone! Be Safe!

    1 · June 28, 2013

    • Tanya

      Joey can others get there?

      June 28, 2013

    • Joey

      I think you have to have a connection...

      1 · June 29, 2013

  • Dan G.

    I play on taking pictures from the Pentagon this year. It's been a while since I've been there so not sure what or if my vantage point will be good or not.

    June 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi I live very close to Pentagon mall, where exactly will you be shooting from?

      June 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am new to the area, can anyone suggest where I can meet up? I do not want to go by myself :) I live in Arlinton Pentagon area.

    June 29, 2013

  • AJ R.

    I wish I could however I have two concerts that day and night.

    June 28, 2013

  • Grand C.

    Fort Meade is having its annual 4th of July show and fireworks on the 3rd of July, open to the public. Its ALWAYS a good time!

    1 · June 28, 2013

  • Toni Tillman C.

    Sorry I will miss this group meetup but I will be working. Have fun guys !

    June 28, 2013

  • Danny

    I've shot from the mall a few times before, but I'd like to try another vantage point this year.

    June 28, 2013

  • Melinda

    Oh fun! I'll actually be at the Nats game on July 3rd...they're doing fireworks after the game. I won't have my tripod but I'll have my camera of course *grin*

    June 28, 2013

    • Vincent K.

      You can stil make some nice images. Just keep the shutter open and move the camera on purpose and see what you get!

      June 28, 2013

  • Vincent K.

    Just a note for the Massanutten Fireworks... You can see them from Harrisonburg, VA or from various places along Rt 33. The Summer Jam is fun and they do have a nice Fireworks display if you want to practice for the 4th!

    June 28, 2013

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