Westminster Independence Day Fireworks 2013

I had planned on heading to LoDo in Denver to photograph the Colorado Rockies fireworks show at Coors Field, but unfortunately my RTD bus showed-up well past the time I expected it.  Much to my surprise, I had a great view of the Westminster Fireworks show from the bus stop, so once they started going off I quickly setup my gear and started shooting.   Here are a few photos I took of the show.

Smoke In Denver From The Black Forest Fire

The Black Forest Fire burning near Colorado Springs has already been designated as the most destructive fire in Colorado's history, and here in the Denver Metro area we're definately seeing the result of how bad it is.  It seems that the naked eye compensates a bit for the haze in the air, but I think these photos give a better idea about how much smoke and ash is actually in the air in Denver.

A view of Downtown Denver from Westminster, Colorado

Same spot, but zoomed in.

Same spot but looking towards Commerce City

Looking west towards the Rocky Mountains in Westminster, Colorado.  Normally the mountains are clearly visible from here, but currently you can barely see their outline through the smoke.