A Capitol Fourth is always very crowded. Tip: go to the dress rehearsal the night before. Exact same show, somewhat manageable crowds. In 2015, it rained and all I had to capture images was my iPhone. I was so happy to catch the following:

The original was all in color but I wanted to focus totally on the umbrella so I used an adjustment brush to desaturate the background. I increased the vibrancy of the umbrella just a bit and decreased the noise of the whole picture.

Happy almost 4th!

The original:

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