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Most of the boats watching the festivities filled the river north of the Arlington Memorial Bridge. Lots and lots of boats.

National Mall fireworks, from Columbia Island, July 4, 2008.

erin*carly, jbhaber, Pianoman75, and 4 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. erin m 83 months ago | reply

    Meh. you keep your awesome backgrounds and your beautiful staging. I'll stick to my rooftop deck, thank you very much :)

    Seriously, well done, though. I think you picked a great spot to stake out.

  2. erin*carly 83 months ago | reply

    that was fast. :)

    what a great location . . . i'll need to try the virginia side next year. also, i love how the monuments look like they're next to each other . . . i was on a rooftop smack in the middle between washington and lincoln. it's quite a distance between the two.

  3. philliefan99 83 months ago | reply

    @erin m -- I actually was tempted to go to a neighbor's apartment. Thought better of it. ;)

    @erin*carly -- fast, because I parked the car nearby. Actually, I left it at Roosevelt Island early this morning. The drive home was short and sweet! :) This was my favorite location so far, and it only took me 17 years to find it! ;)

    Also, there was a small group of us at the Netherlands Carillon. Haven't seen their pics yet...

  4. zyrcster 83 months ago | reply

    You nailed it -- this is a great series of fireworks photos -- the background totally does it.

    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

  5. staceyviera [deleted] 83 months ago | reply

    very cool! where'd the capitol go? ;-) that smoke just sat there, didn't it?!

  6. philliefan99 83 months ago | reply

    No Capitol -- stuck below the treeline! Oh, well.

  7. volcanojw 83 months ago | reply

    Ooooh glorious. I love the way the Lincoln is lit beneath. Wish I were in a kayak for this.

  8. dyoshida 83 months ago | reply

    Nice shot! Well planned!

  9. blueiris2006 83 months ago | reply

    Great shot, Phil - like all the boats nearby. FYI - Old Town Alexandria's fireworks are this Saturday, so here's another chance to get more firework shots!

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