Independence Day Fireworks Display, Port Angeles, WA, USA

by Jay Boggess July. 19, 2016 1882 views

Looking east from my deck, I got this shot of my next-door neighbors, on their deck, enjoying the fireworks display, over our inner harbor, on Independence Day, which were almost on top of us! I wouldn't have wanted to be any closer than we were! Pretty impressive sights & sounds that night! The lighted structure in the bottom left of this image, is an abandoned pier, down on the inner harbor, left lighted at night, so the police can see if anyone is trespassing, after dark. The reflection on my neighbor's window is the faded sunset & some people on my deck.

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Chossid 3 years, 8 months ago

Nice!

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Jay Boggess Replied to Chossid 3 years, 8 months ago

Thank You! It was a lot of fun!

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Giancarlo Fosci 3 years, 8 months ago

Wonderful!

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Jay Boggess Replied to Giancarlo Fosci 3 years, 8 months ago

Thank You! It was quite a show.......and so close!

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Mafalda Photography 3 years, 8 months ago

Beautiful shot, thank you for sharing

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Jay Boggess Replied to Mafalda Photography 3 years, 8 months ago

Thanks for stopping by & commenting!

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Betty Yang 3 years, 8 months ago

Amazing capture! Beautiful!

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Jay Boggess Replied to Betty Yang 3 years, 8 months ago

Thanks You! It was a great way to celebrate our independence!

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Helen Hooker 3 years, 8 months ago

Wow, what a fantastic show!

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Jay Boggess Replied to Helen Hooker 3 years, 8 months ago

Thanks, again Helen! My little town goes all out on their Independence Day festivities with a huge parade, food booths and the fireworks display that goes on for 30-straight minutes! The launching pad was only 1-block away from my house!

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Olga Helys 3 years, 8 months ago

woooooooooooow
Wonderful
Congrats!

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Jay Boggess Replied to Olga Helys 3 years, 8 months ago

Thanks, Olga! We were so close, I was thinking maybe we should put on protective gear, just in case of one of the exploding rockets went wild!

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Bzh29 3 years, 8 months ago

All that for you ! You are in forefront in the VIP tribune ...
More for you than for the republican candidate in Cleveland convention ! :)

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Jay Boggess Replied to Bzh29 3 years, 8 months ago

Hahahahhahahaaaa....... The launching was only 1 block away from our house!
The sights, sounds & smells were very impressive!!!!

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Glo B 3 years, 8 months ago

Looks too close for comfort...but beautiful light show!

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Jay Boggess Replied to Glo B 3 years, 8 months ago

Thank You!
They were very close, indeed!
We were hoping that one of them wouldn't miss-fire & come right at us!

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Eiram Marie 3 years, 8 months ago

Very beautiful!

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Jay Boggess Replied to Eiram Marie 3 years, 8 months ago

Thanks! It was quite an exciting experience & so close!

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Veronika 3 years, 8 months ago

excellent shot! great!

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Jay Boggess Replied to Veronika 3 years, 8 months ago

Thank You! Our little town goes BIG, for Independence Day! The fireworks display went on for 30 minutes!

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Dunja 3 years, 8 months ago

Beautiful fireworks.Excellent composition.

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Jay Boggess Replied to Dunja 3 years, 8 months ago

Thank You, Dunja! It was so much fun! We all look forward to this display each year!

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Antonio Gil 3 years, 8 months ago

And night turned into day. Beautiful Jay

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Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 3 years, 8 months ago

Thanks, Antonio! It was quite a show!

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Amy Daniels 3 years, 8 months ago

This is excellent. It looks out of this world or bigger than life especially with the bystander🍸

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Jay Boggess Replied to Amy Daniels 3 years, 8 months ago

Thanks, Amy! That's my next door neighbor. We were right next to where the fireworks were being launched! Pretty exciting!!!

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Amy Daniels Replied to Jay Boggess 3 years, 8 months ago

Very cool 🍸

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Jay Boggess Replied to Amy Daniels 3 years, 8 months ago

:=D
Thanks!

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Amy Daniels Replied to Jay Boggess 3 years, 8 months ago

🍸

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Jay Boggess Replied to Amy Daniels 3 years, 8 months ago

Cheers!

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Leslie D 3 years, 8 months ago

Do your neighbors know you stalk them? ;~)
I love the lights and tones you caught!

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Jay Boggess Replied to Leslie D 3 years, 8 months ago

Hahahahhaaaaa.......Yes they know! We are actually good friends...
Thanks for stopping by, with your nice comments!

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Leslie D Replied to Jay Boggess 3 years, 8 months ago

....my neighbors stalk me, and we are good friends, too! No fences here!

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Jay Boggess Replied to Leslie D 3 years, 8 months ago

We all need to watch after each other, these daze.....for sure. Strong neighborhoods make for a safe and friendly lifestyle......

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Leslie D Replied to Jay Boggess 3 years, 8 months ago

Agreed! My dear 86 year old neighbor was outside at 1:30 a.m. two nights ago, yelling for help. Good god, she scared the snot out of me! Turns out she was imagining intruders in her house. I called her son, and he came and got her. Sleep did not come after that!

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Jay Boggess Replied to Leslie D 3 years, 8 months ago

Glad it was just a false alarm and not mayhem!
Being raised in Texas, I keep a loaded shotgun next to my bed, in case anyone tries to come in to harm me, so I sleep, like a baby.....(((grin)))

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Leslie D Replied to Jay Boggess 3 years, 8 months ago

.....I have a baseball bat! lol.... Good night dear Jay! Morning will come quickly now.

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Jay Boggess Replied to Leslie D 3 years, 8 months ago

Good for YOU!That's better than nothing! Time for me to go outside & watch the sunset......enjoyed our chat!

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Jarvo J 3 years, 8 months ago

Wow, great action shot. Congratulations on your independence, down the the British and all that ;-)

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Jay Boggess Replied to Jarvo J 3 years, 8 months ago

Thanks Jon. All my ancestors are from the British Isles, mostly around Wales, so I have a real "soft spot" for all things "Limey" (grin)....

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Ram Ya 3 years, 8 months ago

Really cool photo. Thanks for sharing

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Jay Boggess Replied to Ram Ya 3 years, 8 months ago

Thanks, Ram! It was an exciting show, especially being almost in the "firing zone" The sights, sounds & smells were quite remarkable! Thanks for doing such a fine job putting the new system in place! Cheers!

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Tomie Poodle 3 years, 8 months ago

Booom ! Great shot indeed !

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Jay Boggess Replied to Tomie Poodle 3 years, 8 months ago

Thank You! We really had a blast......... (literally)
They were so close by where we were standing, it was almost scary!

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Marilyn Grimble 3 years, 8 months ago

Fireworks are only a reminder of sadness here in France.
Your image certainly lights up the sky.

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Jay Boggess Replied to Marilyn Grimble 3 years, 8 months ago

Thanks, Marilyn.....I feel so sorry for all the losses your country suffered.

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Steve King 3 years, 8 months ago

great shot I love fireworks

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Jay Boggess Replied to Steve King 3 years, 8 months ago

Thanks, Steve! I've always been attracted to them, too! As a young boy, we would even make our own.....Guess we were lucky to come away, relatively, unscathed.....

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