I headed downtown on the 4th of July to make another attempt at some fireworks pictures, and was a little surprised at how crowded it was along the river. I assumed that since the 4th fell on a Wednesday this year that most people wouldn't be out since they had to get up early in the morning for work. But there were tons of families out, and lots of people had already claimed spots along the river when I managed to show up a bit late. Another photographer had already snagged the spot I had planned on setting up at, but luckily he and his wife didn't seem to mind me showing up late and asking to set up my tripod right next to them.
Just before the fireworks went off, a huge group of kayakers floated by on the river and went to a spot near the Broadway Bridge to get a good view of the show. Finally, after a slight delay, the fireworks were shot off from the Main Street Bridge and lit up the muggy night sky.
And a zoomed-in view looking towards the Broadway Bridge. If you look closely, you can see a the kayaks floating in the water. And also a long line of traffic on the bridge when all the cars stopped to watch the fireworks.