Yeah, yeah the independence day parade got me all excited. I was not planning to take pictures whatsoever, but then I found myself fumbling for my camera as the trumpets started blaring.
Who would be able to concentrate on anything else will all that racket any way?
I bounded out the door like a five year old.
To try and capture the larger scope of the event is generally stupid, so I worked more with the zoom function to see what smaller moments I could catch. Lucky for me, I didn’t need a tripod when I had a metal gate to steady my little camera. Stuck behind that gate, I chose to work with that limited perspective. It yields interesting results when you don’t muscle your way in to get that ‘perfect’ shot.
I tried being quick about taking shots but the camera was not as fast as the action. And I would have lost time finding the right settings. This was another limitation I had to work with.
All in all, I feel happy with the results. It was good to take the opportunity to play at being a photographer.