Author Topic: FIREWORKS - Hasbrouck Heights (7) and Lodi (1) 2019  (Read 323 times)

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FIREWORKS - Hasbrouck Heights (7) and Lodi (1) 2019
« on: June 29, 2019, 10:47:03 AM »
'Tis the season.........

Hasbrouck Heights clearly won the night as Hackensack's high-rises blocked most of Lodi's from view:


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FIREWORKS - Fair Lawn 2019
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2019, 03:56:13 PM »
Due to a temporary (I hope) problem with opening my roof storm door, I shot these through its glass from inside a bedroom. They're decent, but could have been better.


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Saddle Brook started a few minutes before Maywood, so I did more stills on Saddle Brook. The distant Meadowlands Fair shots came out crappy and the one shot is the "best" of the steaming pile. I'll try again tonight.

The video shows neighboring Saddle Brook AND Maywood (with a somewhat slanted 29 Linden in Hackensack in the middle) and the finale is Maywood's (another reason why Maywood has fewer stills). During the finale, there appear to be pieces of..........something floating around in the middle. At first, I thought they might be on the glass I was shooting through (still have the roof door problem), but they seem to be moving, so I have no idea what they are.




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FIREWORKS - HACKENSACK (11+video) & Meadowlands Fair (5) 7-4-19
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2019, 03:43:14 PM »
The video shows the open and close of the display and nothing in between (stills time). The camera's focus tends to drift at times and then takes its sweet time returning.

The show's ending seemed kind of weird with occasional bursts after what I thought was the finale. Usually, I can hear the crowd cheering from almost half a mile away when the show is obviously over, but I didn't hear that this year, so I'm guessing they may have been as confused as I was.

You may recall that I led off last year's Hackensack fireworks pix with the first image (after the video) and wrote the following: "...when I took the first shot, which - by the way - will look quite different next year when a 5-story building fills the 389 Main hole. BTW - I noticed that all bursts were above the horizon from my perspective, so I should still be able to see all of the Hackensack display."

As you can see in the second and third shots, it DOES look quite different and I CAN still see the bursts.

I told the 389 Main site boss to get up on the roof of the building for last night's Hackensack's fireworks show - the fireworks would practically be right in his lap and he won't be able to do it next year - but he already had plans down the shore with his family.

The last Hackensack image is State St jammed with cars as happens every year when the fireworks end (gridlock from Foschini to State and probably beyond).

The Meadowlands Fair's show was better than their previous night's display - it HAD to be if I'm showing more than one picture from it, but the 11pm show was VERY anticlimactic after seeing Hackensack's.

I couldn't see anything of Macy's NYC show this year, due to the weather and didn't notice Leonia's, which may have something to do with 389 Main being in the way.

I don't care............I saw the good one.




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