Friday, July 20, 2012

{on holiday} 4th of july

{4th} of july {fireworks} {sparklers} {sparkler} fun {sparklers} in a row {fireworks} collage {sparklers} into hearts
(Photos and Photoshop Actions by me.  If you click on the images you can view them larger in Flickr.)

This weekend I'm leaving you with some cheerful 4th of July photos. We had spent a super fun evening at Ryan's cousin's house.....eating the best food, enjoying the company of family, watching endless fireworks go off all around us and even lighting some of our own. Of course my favorites were the sparklers! And even though I didn't get to light any of my own I had the best time photographing them. Wishing you a very lovely weekend.  <3 Carrie

P.S. I learned to capture light drawings with my camera from taking Kara's Summer of Love class a couple summers ago. She is re-teaching it this summer (or you can just buy the PDF), and I highly recommend taking her class if you haven't yet.....I think it helps make your summer photos all the more special.


  1. COOOOL pictures, they look awsome!!

    * Oh, my kiddie version of photoshop doesn't have an octagon :((

  2. wow! I think these are my favorite photos you've ever taken! I love glitter and anything that sparkles just as much as I love ruffles and lace. I'm glad you had a great 4th of July. Can you believe August is creeping up on us?

  3. I love this!!!! I have her class bought but havent done anythign yet, I was thinking I would use the prompts on my trip!

  4. These photos are just gorgeous! I was in Spokane during July 4 where personal fireworks were banned. Too bad!

  5. Great pictures!

    The last one is my favorite. Sparklers are so much fun!
    Looks like you had a lovely time.

    Now I'm off to look at that photography course...=)