It was a lovely late afternoon when I arrived at Regency Park eagerly awaiting the fireworks display. By the time I found my perch, the crowd was really starting to build, especially at the main viewing point. There were still some available spots in a less than desirable location, but should have given a nice viewing nonetheless. It was your typical gathering with the kids being kids and parents either letting them run loose or holding them back. Everyone was in a patriotic mood on the day. I'm sure this old gal was really smiling on the inside. I thought myself lucky to be able to have copped a squat right at the waters edge. I figured when the fireworks began in earnest, I would extend the tripod legs and be able to catch some nice reflections off the pond surface. That and also to get the crap at the shoreline out of frame. The NC Symphony was playing the usual John Phillip Sousa tunes and the rest to get our spirits in the mood for the celebration. (The ampitheater stage is through the woods if you were unsure) Mother Nature had a different plan for all of us and decided to give her version of fireworks. (Seemed that every time I released the remote button or wiped off the lens, that's when the really cool bolts of lightning hit :meh They officially called it off. Then the bottom fell out. The M25 didn't have anything on this moving parking lot trying to get out of the venue. I decided, along with a few others, just to wait under a buildings covered front and let the other fools waste their gas. After about 45 minutes, I went for the truck. The ride home was miserable, but I got home safe, but looked like a drowned rat. They rescheduled for tonight, but it was pi$$ing down rain a little while ago. I'm not bothering to go back. It's good to see others had some really nice firework photos. Next year?!