The Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks was again on the East Side this year. It marked the 40th anniversary and I was hoping for a great show.
This year, I chose a different spot – shooting from further north in Brooklyn. The day started beautiful, but the chance of rain quickly became a certainty. Although the rain did stop prior to the actual fireworks show, the sky was still overcast and visibility was not very good. Still, I did manage to get some great shots. Take a look.
Some interesting notes on the telecast – The fireworks show itself was on a 5-second delay. The broadcast was still going after the last burst.
More annoying, the NY performances were taped. I had a clear line of sight on the Empire State Building and the supposed live performances did not match the Empire’s display, even after allowing for a 5-second delay. It was also raining between 8PM and 9:15PM, at times pretty hard. The “really live” hosts had umbrellas but the acts and crowd were under sunny skies. If Meghan Trainor’s second song was really live, they would have been sliding in puddles on the open stage. Just the “magic” of television!