Independence Day, 2021 at West Fargo, North Dakota.
This week’s Cellpic Sunday falls on the Fourth of July holiday for the United States of America. Given the drought and dry conditions throughout much of the country, I suspect the annual fireworks displays around the country may be curtailed to some degree especially in locations that could be susceptible to the wildfires that might be the result of a large pyrotechnic display.
Whether you have the benefit of a fireworks display or not, please accept my wish for a safe and happy Independence Day for those who celebrate the beginnings of our country’s independence.
Every few years, in West Fargo, North Dakota the Pyrotechnics Guild International held a demonstration that rotates around the country each year. Unfortunately for residents of the Fargo-Moorhead metro area, the West Fargo Fairgrounds is no longer suitable for this large display of fireworks from vendors around the country. There is too much new residential growth near the fairgrounds for the fireworks program to operate safely.
About the photo: This image was captured with my Samsung S7 on August 11, 2017. I let the camera operate in fully automatic mode and it did a nice job of setting the camera’s exposure to pick up not only the brightest dots, but to capture the more subtle light of the clouds of smoke from the flurry of rockets launched from the display area. I processed the image via Adobe Lightroom.
I encourage fellow bloggers to create their own Cellpic Sunday posts. I never have a specific topic for this feature, and the only rules are that the photo must be captured with a cell phone, iPad, or another mobile device… If you have an image from a drone, that’s acceptable as well. The second rule is to link your challenge-response to this post or leave a comment here with a link to your post in the comment.
Note: Last week’s Cellpic Sunday featured a mural being painted in response to the PPAC Challenge. That mural is now complete. If you’d like to check out the final mural, I’ve posted a photo of the completed mural at the bottom of the original post here.