The concert was rock music [brrr! sorry—not to my taste] and so I came late, and didn’t get a good spot at all. Then, too, I was trying out the “fireworks” setting on my new camera, and not being used to the controls yet, I pushed a wrong button, and as you can imagine, things went downhill from there…. The upshot of it all is: I got only a few decent shots, and they were all zoomed too far out.

So I did what anyone would do: I Photoshopped them all together into one splendiferous assembly.

Happy Birthday, USA, sweet land of liberty.

Joliet, Illinois, USA — Bicentennial Park — 3 July 2011
Canon Powershot A2200

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  • Tracy66
  • Thank you so much! I am honored.

    – MarjorieB

  • mspfoto
    mspfotoabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you so much! I am honored.

    – MarjorieB

  • ThePhotoMaestro
    ThePhotoMaestroabout 3 years ago

    Haha, that’s one way to do it! =)

  • heh, heh, heh! I AM THE RULER OF THE (Photoshopped) UNIVERSE!

    – MarjorieB

  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIoneabout 3 years ago
  • Thanks so very much! I am honored.

    – MarjorieB

  • paolo1955
    paolo1955about 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture

  • Thanks; I’m glad you like it. :-)

    – MarjorieB

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1about 3 years ago

    Great shot – turned out way better than mine did

  • Thanks; it’s practice, practice, practice—and Photoshop!

    – MarjorieB

  • Sharksladie
    Sharksladieabout 3 years ago

    haha- wellll, sorry for the bad luck with the camera, but you did a great job with the image!! It is quite splendiferous, I must say!! Cheers Marjorie!!! xxx Steph

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 3 years ago

    A spectacular capture!!!

  • I’m so glad you like it. Thanks for commenting, and for the fave. :-)

    – MarjorieB

  • Jennifer Rhoades
    Jennifer Rhoadesabout 3 years ago

    So fabulous!!!! What a great, great moment and wonderfully captured!!

  • Thanks for the kind words, and the fave. I’m so glad you like it.

    – MarjorieB

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you so much; I am honored.

    – MarjorieB

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