Saturday, July 5, 2008

Sparkling Sparklers

I wish I could convey to you just how lazy I feel today. I don't want to do anything except lay (lie? I always mix those 2 up...) around and watch t.v. and sleep at random intervals.
Yesterday wasn't much better in the heifer realm, but I did manage to make it to my Mom's for a cookout before heading into the city for some fireworks.
They were very pretty but we enjoyed watching the kids with their sparklers more than anything. I guess I could get up and go load the pictures...
Hold on, I'll be right back....(cue elevator musak)
Well, if you were really holding on, you'd be stinkin' mad by now because that took FOR-EVER! Here is a word to the wise, do not ever use the "fireworks" option on your camera unless you want all your pictures to look like this:

It's like viewing the sparklers through Jim Morrison's eyes, huh? May he R.I.P. and all that....and can I just say that I really can't stand his music...I mean, I know it's wrong to speak ill of the dead and all, but I hated the garbage even when I was an unsaved teen and it was cool to like it. Hated it.


Here are a few that I was able to salvage:

And a good time was had by all. I guess I had better go do something about that laundry now since it isn't doing itself. Happy 5th to you!


Anonymous said...

Next time I see you, tell me where y'all went! Did your town have fireworks?

Under the Florida Sun said...

I played around with my fireworks option too. Just haven't put up any pictures yet.
Looks like you had a good fourth.

Must be something in the fumes from the fireworks because I've been feeling lazy all day too. :-)

KarenW said...

I don't even know if my camera has a fireworks option. Sounds interesting. My laundry isn't behaving either and I need to get packing!

Emily said...


I just read your 'leave a comment' paragraph. You made me laugh out loud.

and how cool are you? with your handy dandy 'fireworks' buttons on your camera? wow, swanky.

I would have been envious, had you not shown the funky results of said button.

Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

I love fireworks and sparklers too! I've never tried the fireworks setting on my camera although I guess tonight I will :-)

Way More Homemade said...

It's all about the tripod and shutter speed.

I love your sparkler pics. I've never been much into them and feel like I'm missing a opportunity for pictures.

I personally won't bother really trying to photograph things like fireworks again until my kids are WAY older. It's hard to take pictures while carrying a screaming 3 year old back down the street. ;)

Anonymous said...

Great pictures! Thanks for stopping by my blog and introducing yourself! I'll be back!

carrie said...

I don't even have a fireworks setting on my camera. Now I don't feel bad since it's apparently worthless.

That's kind of how the "self portrait" setting is on mine. Total crap.

When do we get to see your new haircut?