Tuesday, July 6, 2010


For the small price of watering their plants, we got the right to use our upstairs neighbor's roofdeck this weekend. It. was. AWESOME.

We MacGruber'ed a relay system of baby monitors through the common area stairwell of our building in order to keep an ear on sleeping June while we let Georgia stay up late to watch fireworks for the first time. She loved the freedom of squealing and screaming with impunity at every explosion.

I loved dragging my tripod along to experiment. Check it out! (All of these were taken with a 50mm lens. The horizon shots are looking westward. The closer up shots were, um, right over our heads. We could see people setting these off in nearby yards and in the alley. I'm not sure if the pictures can capture the continuous, omnipresent nature of the display. The whole thing was hilarious to witness when you consider that not only is setting off fireworks illegal in the city, but you cannot even legally buy them in Illinois. Clearly that's not holding anyone back!)











Mindy said...

Kate - Very cool! I tried to capture the same but was too lazy to go get my tripod, so all my pictures are a blurry disappointment.

jessica said...

Beautiful! Love that you can see the tree line against the sign. You are an amazing photographer.

Maggie said...

Ooh, I love the pictures. I can imagine how much Georgia must have loved them. Anna was in bed same as usual that night... but then again none of us made it out for fireworks this year...maybe next year.