|Firework shells exploding over the Trinity River September 1, 2013|
Video of Fireworks Show in conjunction with the Megafest Conference in Dallas Texas, midnight hour September 1, 2013, in the Trinity River Bottoms
The venue for the fireworks was Trammell Crow Park on the Trinity River. Located on the north bank of the Trinity River between the Sylvan Avenue and Continental Ave Bridges in Dallas. Currently, both bridges are closed for construction making the once popular Trammell Crow Park an isolated and hard to reach place. You cannot drive there. It's either a very long walk or mountain bike ride in. Travel by bicycle really is the best way to get around down here. Without worry of where to park, one can easily travel along the levees and floodway without fanfare.
|A Black Crowned Night Heron hunting in the reflection of Reunion Tower's lit ball|
Filling the void of an empty park are the native wildlife who seem to always take advantage of less peopled areas on the Trinity River. The ponds, shallow pools and occasional flood waters of the Trinity River in this area afford wading birds a great place to feed. Seen in the photos here are birds of the night, the Black Crowned Night Herons. With large eyes and a low profile, they agitate the mud drawing prey to the surface.
The mile distant Reunion Tower provides an ever changing color reflection on the water here, making for an interesting backdrop.
|Great Egret and Mallard Duck in the night light reflection of Trammell Crow Park, Dallas Texas|
The Megafest Firework Show In Dallas Labor Day Weekend
|Large exploding shells rattle the early morning|
The fireworks were billed as a finale to an 8pm-10pm concert at the American Airlines Center. The pyrotechnics were planned to start at 10-10:30pm. Given the circumstances, dependent on the conclusion of a concert the fireworks did not start till after 12:30am.
The brief show lasted under ten minutes. It had a variety of shells and a parachute shell of some variety that slowing drifted north with the slight southerly breeze.