There is obviously a trick to photographing fireworks, and I obviously haven't quite learned the tricks of the trade. Oh well, here is my first attempt at photographing fireworks. These fireworks were set off at Fort Carson's Iron Horse Park on Sunday, July 3rd. As with all military installations, Independance Day is not just a celebration for the country's past, but for its ongoing mission. A large number of troops from Carson are currently deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan and other areas of the world so the community has stepped up to help support the families of these soldiers.
In return, as a small token of appreciation, the base opens its gates to the general public for a celebration which begins early in the day and concludes with an elaborate 30 minute fireworks display. We weren't able to attend the festivities during the day, but we parked not far from where the fireworks were being launched and enjoyed the show from the back of the trucks.