Our lakeside community has a summer picnic every year. It starts out with supper – hot dogs, hamburgers, beans and cold salads. Ice cream and cookies soon follow.
All the kids run around like crazy – chasing each other, or swimming or sliding on the slip-n-slide – they simply have a blast!
The adults have a few drinks and lots of conversations. It’s a great way to catch up on what everyone has been up to.
The evening ends with a spectacular – and I mean spectacular ($10,000.00) fireworks display. Yes, you read that right! Some watch from shore but most people cruise out quietly on the lake and sit and watch from their boats. It’s quite the experience.
I had planned to set up my tripod on shore and shoot some great prize-winning photos . . . but the pull of the beautiful, calm, and glassy lake overrode my desire . . . and this is what you get whilst sitting on a boat that is gently rocking . . . hmmmm, maybe I can call it ‘art’?
I love how the lake shows up in this one:
Truth be told, I had my shutter speed too slow as well . . .
Oh well, maybe next year?