This country means so much to me, so it not a surprise that I normally take this celebration of our Independence to sit and reflect the freedoms I get partake and enjoy each day! It's also another day I get to Reflect on those who sacrificed themselves for their families freedom, and how hard that must have been for them. Today, I decided to, for the first time, to be a "that photographer" and  try to capture freedom into pyrotechnic frames.

I've never done photography with fireworks and must say that I had a fun time bringing a City Scape Perspective to them. I could have been really close to the fireworks, but felt that the fireworks wouldn't hold people attentions long enough to the images I created. I wanted people to see the city and it's celebration of our freedoms. I wanted those who don't live in Portland Maine, and have never had a chance to see the Fireworks fall over the salty water. I also wanted to be creative and use the ocean and city to emphasize the colors. You will see a very wide shot of the city's colors and fireworks and realize there is as much constant city lights color and should be a constant reminder of our freedoms. The low explosive pyrotechnic devices should be a day where we can all come together as a city, state and nation to know we are all celebrating as one in this freedom. Do you have a favorite or a couple favorites? I would love hear in the comments below. P.S Happy Birthday America, you don't look at day over 230! 

I'm an Internationally Published Photographer from Los Angeles and now in Portland Maine. I own a Small Digital Creative Agency with clients from the West Coast to East Coast. I've been doing Photography for a couple years now, but have a long history in Film/Television and Radio. I'm pretty passionate about espresso and making latte art. Follow me on Instagram (SurJones) to see a peak instead a my daily hustle!