I perfectly timed my trip to New York to coincide with Independence Day. I had the thought to watch the fireworks, which were on the East side of Manhattan this year, from Brooklyn and get some great pictures of Manhattan in the background. Unfortunately things sometimes don’t go to plan, but this went so far from the plan that out whole evening changed. We attempted to walk over Brooklyn Bridge and settle in the park but we quickly found out that the bridge was closed as were the metro stations. We ended up watching the fireworks from a closed highway with thousands of other people and no space for a tripod. Couldn’t have worked out any differently if I tried.