fireworking in san jose

downtown san jose plays host to a pretty amazing fireworks display every fourth of july. this year i decided to go check out the fireworks at the last minute. the local public transportation runs free today so instead of driving into the mess that is downtown san jose, i decided to go check it out via public transportation.

getting there wasn’t too bad. they had extra buses and light rail trains running straight to downtown.

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the fireworks themselves was great as always, but i was trying to find some position where it would be ideal to take pictures in. once the fireworks started, i moved away from the crowds and the lights until i could set up and take pictures. there was this guy who was taking pictures about a block away from me and then he noticed me moving to my spot. after i had set up and started taking pictures, he moved over to where i was standing and then started taking pictures really close to me.

trying not to be unfriendly, i said hello to him and smiled. he looked through me…not at me…and then ignored me! grrrrrr. first STEAL my shot, then be unfriendly to me! now that is seriously uncool.

but oh well, i got a few nice pictures from the evening, so it was all worth it.



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