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i think it is so cool,the dog shitty ,wow
Gas prices this year have kept the travel to a minimum. There and back I would like to take a moment to thank the folks at spirit of 76 fireworks for a wonderful weekend and a Saturday nig finale that was pretty damn good I wish I would have remembered my camera to capture it.
Making a trip this weekend up to Lansing Michigan for those festivities and finishing out this years purchases would love to thank the folks at bigs ahead of time for once again dealing with us for the second
OK, I know I've been slacking with updates but i've been so busy with demos I just haven't had time to write!
But to make up for it all (and save time writing) I present you with this video that I cobbled together from some video I shot at a trade show on fireworks making machines in Liuyang!
As i mentioned before, everything is becoming automated in fireworks production to keep costs down ... some of what you'll see has been used in production for a number of years
Here we are less than a month away from the 4th of July and the anticipation is building. The days are going by and I begin to ask myself when do i complete my poor mans rack. When do I being to put the cakes to tape and board? Do I begin now, only to change my mind in the days to come?
What order and what days to shoot what? As the 4th this year is on Monday it inevitably leads one to think that the sky will be filled with bangs and colors all weekend long. Do I shoot the same night
The photos below where from an independent factory visited earlier in the week ... my reason for showing them is to illustrate the fact that even in China, machines are taking over production in almost every aspect. The reasoning is obvious ... a machine can do more than a human in terms of repetitive tasks. Add the fact that labor costs are rising in China and skilled laborers are fleeing the fireworks business for higher paying jobs in other industries ... but you still have the demand for inexpensive