Flying into Midway Airport on Independence Day I had the idea to see if I could see fireworks from the plane, and if so, videotape them.
Every little flash of light you see is probably consumer-grade fireworks. You can also see some large, professional ones going off.
I only had my little Samsung still camera with me so the contrast is not very sharp, but at least it was a clear, lovely night. As I was editing this I thought of all the violence in Chicago, then thought of the song “From a Distance”.
I got permission from songwriter Julie Gold and her publisher Christine Bilich to use the song under this video.