The Perfect View

Long Island City, NYC

It was the 4th of July 2015. We had a newborn to take care of and we were moving out of our apartment in the morning. We were doing the last minute packing, as we do, and I noticed two barges slowly coming into view and anchoring in the middle of the East River. This was odd, to say the least. Then the people started to arrive, lots of them. Then there was this ship shooting water into beautiful arcs as it traveled down the river. What was going on? Did I miss fleet week or something? Alas, I did not, it was the Macy's 4th of July fireworks and they were back on the East River after a long time on the Hudson. I was not aware of the change and I can tell you that I did not please my wonderful (but supportive) wife when I started setting up the tripod to take pictures instead of packing up what seemed like the entire apartment! I figured it was a once in a lifetime opportunity. I mean, we had a balcony on the 22nd floor facing the river, we had the perfect view! I ended up taking 150 pictures. There's another one I really like too, but I think I will save it for another time. For today's post though, I am sharing one of my favorites. I hope you enjoy it and happy 4th to everyone!