Tuesday, July 04, 2006

4th of July


Celebrated this year's 4th of July in a very 'American' way. Lunch was a barbeque with grilled corn, vegetable skewers and ofcourse, veggie burgers. We had piggybacked on some friends' barbequeing talents the last few times but this time, it was just me and my wife. But all the dishes came out pretty well and it was a very satisfying lunch.

Went to the Santa Clara Central Park for the fireworks. I was there last year also and they put up a pretty good show. The show lasts about 20 minutes and there's a huge crowd on hand. Clicked a bunch of pictures in the 'Fireworks' mode on my A510. The mode sets a 2 second exposure and so wasn't expecting much from the pictures since the camera was handheld and it was a bit windy too. But a few came out OK. The trails of the fireworks came out squiggly due to the camera shake but that just seemed to make the photos jazzier :-)

11 Comments:

At 11:41 PM, Blogger Prasanna said...

balaji, that was a pretty good snap. Taking at nite and without the "shakings" is a tough thing. I personally experienced hw it wld be to take fotos at nite when I had been during New Yr eve to Rockfellar. And just 1 or 2 came out well.

 
At 10:23 AM, Blogger mitr_bayarea said...

Balaji-

Kudos for the barbequed lunch, would like to be able to try it out or atleast taste them sometime.

Next year, we will probably plan to visit the Santa Clara Central Park for the fireworks show.

 
At 11:11 AM, Anonymous ram said...

damn it! that photo of the burger makes me wanna find the nearest Burger King and have a BK_veggie...neenge romba "nalla" irukkanum, idha madhiri posts-a kaarthaala poattu, mouthwatering sensation-a create panna! (i am sure u're saying to urself, "mission accomplished!")

i "celebrated" 7/4 in a slightly different way...was in Memphis visiting my parents n grandma...had vegetable pulao, raita, beans parupuusuli and thir sadham for lunch!

 
At 11:56 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

prasanna, yeah u should never try night shots without a tripod...

mitr, pretty simple when u stick to just veggie stuff... and we will invite u next time we bbq :)

ram, yep mission accomplished :)

 
At 9:14 AM, Blogger rads said...

Love fireworks. Did something similar - grilled corn [desi style] watermelon and some other yum stuff :-)

 
At 5:12 PM, Blogger Orange Fronkey said...

Balaji...! That hamburger looks so yummy!!!

Thanks for the note in the blog... I put some firework pics up :).

 
At 2:05 AM, Blogger visithra said...

ooh burger looks good - but looks huge

 
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