Monday, July 8, 2013

Foster City Independence Day 2013 (Event Photos Part 2)

Independence Day, or Fourth of July, is a federal holiday where Americans celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence in July 4th, 1776 which declared the US independence from Great Britain. Many Americans (and non-Americans) celebrate by shooting off and watching fireworks, having barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, political speeches, and many other activities. I spent the 2013 4th of July in Leo Ryan Park at Foster City, CA. I took photos of the fireworks, the event, and some scenery. I will be splitting the photos of this event into several blog posts. If you would like to see 2012 (last year) fireworks show in Foster City, you can check it out here.

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Parts: Fireworks | Seagulls | Event Photos Part 1 | Event Photos Part 2 | Long Exposures and Sunset Part 1 | Long Exposures and Sunset Part 2 | 

Today I have the rest of the photos of the event at Leo Ryan Park. Sunset and long exposure photos coming up next time.

People walking around and waiting around for fireworks. A kid splashing the water. 

Instead of carrying my giant tripod setup with me through the crowded event, I decided to put my new Joby Gorillapod Focus to use. I bent the tripod into a make-shift shoulder rig used in video to stabilize my shots. People were pointing and shouting that my set up looked really cool, or gave the look this guy did. XD While it isn't the smallest set up, it does do a pretty good job and I managed to pull a 1/60th exposure on a non-stabilized lens with no motion blur at all. I had to show you guys this image because the guys expression is priceless. LOOL

Another photo at around the same spot. At the event, many stands were set up selling food. 

Another photo of people at the event. 

More photos of people at the event. 

Remember how people were setting up the stage for a live performance in the post I showed you guys yesterday? The performance started and I took a few shots of the performers. 

A few more shots of a different performer.

A few more shots of a different performer.

These are all the photos for today. I hope you have enjoyed them. Next time I will post the long exposures and sunset photos I took at the event. Please don't forget to share with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

Parts: Fireworks | Seagulls | Event Photos Part 1Event Photos Part 2 | Long Exposures and Sunset Part 1 | Long Exposures and Sunset Part 2 |