With July 4th just around the corner, I’ve been thinking about where I will go this year to watch the fireworks. About a year ago, I contributed a number of fireworks photography tips for Tamron’s eViewfinder newsletter and Tamron’s online Learning Center. You can find the article here (one of the photos featured in the article is shown below).
Photograph © Andrew Darlow
Finding Fireworks Shows Using Google Maps
I was on maps.google.com today and noticed a “fireworks” link, which shows a map of many fireworks displays planned for the 4th of July, 2008. If you are reading this in any year after 2008, I would recommend searching for “4th of July and your town (or a nearby town/city) ” in your favorite search engine to find a list, since this resource does not seem to be current after 2008.
There are many more shows planned around the country, so I recommend checking your town or county’s website to see where you can view the “rockets red glare”.
By the way, the most incredible fireworks displays I’ve ever seen were at Epcot Center (Walt Disney World) in Orlando Florida, between Christmas 2007 and New Year’s Day, 2008.
Enjoy the 4th!