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Nevada City's Broad Street at night.

Nevada City's Broad Street at night.

Last year after the fourth of July parade and when the sun went down Nevada City was quiet. A few cars remained parked on the streets, not another person was walking the streets and nary a car drove down the main thoroughfare.

With that knowledge in had I had an idea: I wanted to take a few long exposure night shots of Broad Street to make an HDR image (exposure of 2 minutes to 1/4 of a second). So after dinner I was at the top of the street looking down and I set up my tripod as usual.

Then cars started to come up the street. Well that was fine cars are allowed to use the streets I suppose.

They came up the street very slowly, very carefully and often with their high beams on. Then they slowed down when they neared me and looked very slowly as they drove by. These were attendees of the local fair coming home after the fireworks finished, and they celebrated with several choice beverages based on their driving habits of the evening.

In the end I did not get a photo that satisfied me in terms of exposure and lack of high beams. I shall endeavor to try again tonight in the hopes that many people will be home, have left town or perhaps driving a bit faster then seven miles per hour.

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The Great Republic of Rough and Ready and Ready to Secede Again!

The Great Republic of Rough and Ready and Ready to Secede Again!

This is why we celebrate the founding of our country, we can protest and speak freely about topics that could cause severe backlash in other countries.

In this case the Nevada City/Grass Valley fourth of July parade had a large swath of Tea Party members. In particular several from the small town of Rough and Ready who have already seceded once. Unfortunately before their letter of secession could ready Washington they decided to rejoin.

But still one of the greatest town names out there: Rough and Ready.

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