Huntington Beach has held an Independence Day Parade since 1904. I’ve only been going about 12 years. Today, I almost didn’t go — the parade was on TV, so I though I’d avoid the sun and the crowds, and watch it from home — but, the parade passes only two blocks from home, and it is the sun and crowds that I enjoy, the most.
Granted, this year’s photos don’t look much different from any other year’s images, but it is the feeling of so many people celebrating some of the things that matter most to all of us, as a nation, that gives the 4th of July it’s special feeling, to me.
Now, I am going to do something that I have never done before: I am going to publish ALL the photos, from today, just as they came out of the camera. I haven’t deleted any of them — so if a few are out of focus, you will see them.
Tech Note: For those who care, I used an Olympus OMD-EM5 with a M. Zuiko 12-40mm, f2.8 Pro lens. It was set on aperture priority at f8.0, with ISO on auto, but almost always selecting 200.