Fourth of July Around Atlanta

I photographed my first two assignments for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on July 4, 2011. The first assignment was Fourth of July coverage of the parade through downtown Decatur. Unfortunately because of the rain, the parade was cancelled but I did manage to get some images before the thunderstorms came. The second assignment was capturing images of the Fourth of July celebration at Lenox Square Mall in Buckhead. Again, thunderstorms rained down over thousands of people as they waited for the fireworks but I did manage to capture some of the show as well as the live music on stage including Party on the Moon and Diana DeGarmo. These are my favorite images from the day.

Zoe Dinkins, 11, hangs onto the fountain in Decatur Square with her brother Noah, 9, behind her before the start of the Fourth of July festivities in downtown Decatur on Monday, July 4, 2011. Thunderstorms delayed the start of the parade through the city.

Danny Hunton, 8, reads a book under an umbrella as he waits for the start of the Fourth of July parade through downtown Decatur on Monday, July 4, 2011. Thunderstorms delayed the start of the parade for the city.

Steve Bloom (right) holds a unicycle as his daughter Rachel, 9, climbs up before the start of the Fourth of July parade through downtown Decatur on Monday, July 4, 2011. Thunderstorms delayed the start of the parade.

Evan Cole Dillman, 2, sits in his fire truck wagon as he waits for the start of the Fourth of July parade through downtown Decatur on Monday, July 4, 2011. Thunderstorms delayed the start of the parade.

Steve Watkins (left) stands over his daughter Isabella, 5, as she puts on her helmet before the Fourth of July parade through downtown Decatur on Monday, July 4, 2011. Thunderstorms delayed the start of the parade.

Tatum Lewis (right) screams as thunder crashes and the skies open up over Decatur as she runs under an umbrella with Hannah Lefton on Monday, July 4, 2011. Thunderstorms delayed the Fourth of July festivities for the city.

Ethan Craft (left) helps his father Ron wring water out of their blanket after thunderstorms hit downtown Decatur cancelling the Fourth of July parade on Monday, July 4, 2011.

Daisy Zubay, 3, runs across the plaza at Decatur-On-The-Square after thunderstorms cancel the Fourth of July parade on Monday, July 4, 2011.

Miranda Aguilar (left) sits next to Jacob Baxley as he plays Angry Birds on his phone during the annual Fourth of July celebration at Lenox Mall on Monday, July 4, 2011.

Hoda Eghtesadi (left) leans her head on Farzad Enayati's shoulder as he takes a photo with his camera during the Fourth of July celebration at Lenox Mall on Monday, July 4, 2011. Thousands of people came out to listen to live music and watch fireworks during the annual event.

Lissandro Andrews, 4, laughs as he falls backwards during the Fourth of July celebration at Lenox Mall on Monday, July 4, 2011. Thousands of people came out to listen to live music and watch fireworks during the annual celebration.

Members of Party on the Moon Jeff Thimas (right), Nicha Hilliard, Chelsea Allen, and Sandra Grimaldi sing backup for Erika Atchison as they entertain thousands during the Fourth of July celebration at Lenox Mall on Monday, July 4, 2011.

Brittany Matarazzo (left) and Brittany Holden dance and sing along with Party on the Moon as they perform on stage during the Fourth of July celebration at Lenox Mall on Monday, July 4, 2011. Thousands of people came out to listen to music and watch fireworks during the annual celebration.

Diana DeGarmo, a former second-place finisher on American Idol, sings the Star Spangled Banner during the Fourth of July celebration at Lenox Mall on Monday, July 4, 2011. Thousands of people came out to listen to live music and watch fireworks during the annual celebration.

Summer Felder, 8, (left) Jordan Brown, 9, Rebecca Felder, 11, and Kelah Poleon, 10, dance and sing during the Fourth of July celebration at Lenox Mall on Monday, July 4, 2011. Thousands of people came out to see the fireworks and listen to live music.

Taylor Martinez (left) holds her cousin Brooklyn Duplessis underneath an umbrella as they wait for a rain delay to the Fourth of July celebration at Lenox Mall on Monday, July 4, 2011.

Fireworks explode over Lenox Square Mall during the annual Fourth of July celebration on Monday, July 4, 2011.

Fireworks explode over Lenox Square Mall during the annual Fourth of July celebration on Monday, July 4, 2011. Thousands of people caqme out to watch the show.

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  1. Love the one of the two women under the umbrella…that one pic says a lot. That, and the girl hanging on the fountain-both amazing shots!

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