As a resident the Greater Cincinnati area I’ve always thought of the WEBN fireworks on Labor Day as “the” fireworks display to see. Now that I’ve experienced the “Thunder Over Louisville” I’ve decided that Cincinnati doesn’t own the title “King of the Fireworks Displays”.
“Thunder” is Louisville’s kick-off to the derby. Two weeks of parties and events leading up to the grandaddy event for the typically lazy river town, The Kentucky Derby.
I was fortunate enough to have a buddy invite me down for the weekend, with a press pass to go along with it. And of course I couldn’t turn that down, so off to Louisville we went. I spent all day Friday driving through southeastern Indiana looking for barns and bridges (another post coming soon). Saturday took me, and hundreds of thousands of others to the river front. The event starts at 3 in the afternoon with a six hour air show. Since I’ve shot more air shows and aircraft than I can count back in my Air Force Photographer days, I decided to play photojournalist for the day taking lots of “spectator” shots.