This post was supposed to have the fireworks from both the 4th and 5th but, thanks to the craptastic nature of my Sunpak tripod, only the pictures from the 5th came out.
Before I get to the pictures, I want to talk a second about photography. You need a tripod. This is a simple fact of life. You will never get a steady shot holding the camera. Having said that, you will get a steadier picture holding a camera than you will with a Sunpak 7000 tripod. If a gnat farts in Sri Lanka the head of the tripod spins. For that matter, the same gnat fart will cause the legs to wobble. In short, spend money on a GOOD tripod, not one that you run into Best Buy and get.
Now, without further adieu, let’s get to some pictures! This first shot is of the Avi itself. It’s a small casino along the banks of the Colorado River in Laughlin, Nevada.