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photos.ALBj.net2009 → Independence Day Fireworks at Magic Kingdom, July 3, 2009

Disney had a special Independence day show on the evenings of both July 3 and 4. I joined friends on the shore at Polynesian Resort, looking at the show from across the lake. Silly me, I went and sat where a tree obscured part of the view, but I still pulled off a few nice shots. I also noticed the flags and stars in the foreground have motion blur. That wasn't me. My camera was locked down on a tripod. The blur was the result of the boat drifting slightly during the five-second exposures.