Montgomery Township United States Idependence Day Fireworks at the Montgomery High School

Like every year in the past, there was fun for the family on the front lawn of Montgomery High School in Skillman on July 1st! Starting at 6 pm there were games and vendors including grilled foods ( I had a kielbasa on a stick), drinks (non-alcoholic), and the ever-popular kettle corn (we bought two jumbo bags). We got there early, found a great picnic spot under the stars, enjoyed the sounds of
the local band, “Pi Fight”. After walking around, bumping into and chatting with other township residents, friends and family we stood for a heartfelt rendition of the Star Spangled Banner at dusk. Then it was time for a fabulous display of fireworks.

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My mom was visiting from the Caribbean and enjoyed hanging out with me and my extended family.

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Rock Brook iPhone Long Exposure

Rock Brook, Skillman, River, Trees, Summer

Khürt L. Williams Creative Commons Attrubution Non-Commercial Sharealike Apple iPhone (4.15mm, f/2.2, 135.17 sec, ISO40)

I took the day off to relax a bit. My son Shaan came home early from school — he has a study break for exams this week — so I took him our for lunch at the One53 restaurant in Rocky Hill. We talked about college, school, and world history. I then persuaded him to come with me to the Rock Brook in Skillman. I wanted to test out an iPhone app I recently discovered called Slow Shutter Cam. It’s for creating long exposure images.

The app creates these images by combining multiple exposures using a clever image algorithm. I then made some quick adjustments in Photogene for iOS. The photo above was edited solely on my iPhone 6.

Rock Brook, Skillman, River, Trees, Summer

The image above was tweaked in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.