Despite the blockbuster names, Independence Day + 2012 did not equal utter calamity. In fact, it was quite the pleasant day of BBQ, friends and fireworks...out on the water.
Being born and raised in Hawaii and an island girl through and through, I love being on, in or near the water. My dad used to have a catamaran we'd take out in the rolling waves of O'ahu, and I very distincly remember flying a hull—so impressively that I was afraid I was about to learn first hand of the famed "ass over teakettle" experience my dad told me about.
This Fourth of July, our friends Thomas & Katie invited us up to Annapolis for the day and to watch the fireworks from the family's sailboat. It was a decision that took me all of...0 seconds to make. It was so relaxing (and much, much cooler) out on the water. And it has to be the best way to watch fireworks.
I was also excited to finally take Patrick's waterproof case out for a try! Of course, I realized that I would not be putting it to much use once ON the boat as me leaning over the side and dangling my phone over the water that bobbed up and down did not strike me as a bright idea. At all. I did take a few shots at the dock before we took off. While I love the idea of the case, I'm not yet sold on it. Mainly because the plastic cover seems to put quite a haze on the pictures. That can make for a fun efffect, but I can only take so many "dreamy" photos before I want the real thing! I can't take perfectly clear photos with my phone partially submerged in water?! *scoff* *GASP* I guess, something's gotta give, huh? :-)
Anyhow, I hope you all had a lovely Fourth, and here are some pictures from mine. Enjoy! (These first two are the ones shot with the waterproof case.)