So I had the brilliant idea to hike up into the mountains in Santa Barbara to watch the 4th of July fireworks celebration from on top of Inspiration Point. The best thing about this idea was that you would be able to see fireworks in multiple towns. You're literally above Santa Barbara. It's a beautiful view. UNFORTUNATELY... the fog decided to role in and kind of ruined my plans (Damn you June Gloom!!). We could barely see 30 feet in front of us and definitely could not see the ocean/fireworks (was pretty upset). Therefore, we were forced to hike back down while it was still light outside... and about halfway down we found a little vista that overlooked the Santa Barbara harbor. The view wasn't perfect, but it was still really cool to see the fireworks from above. I thought it was interesting that the "boom" from the fireworks didn't get to us until about 4-5 seconds after it happened (the speed of light truly travels faster than the speed of sound). It was nice to hang out with new/old friends, drink wine/beer, eat vodka infused gummy bears, and watch things explode... that's what the 4th of July and America are all about!
The 30 second finale captured in one long exposure image.