I packed a lightweight tripod for the trip, planning on getting some shots of the fireworks and whatnot. Unfortunately it sat in the bottom of the suitcase the entire time. It would have come in handy with this shot, where I was experimenting with slowing down water to get that silky smooth look.
Don’t ask me how, and I’m sure I couldn’t do it again, but I managed to hand hold this 1/15th second shot and get a fairly sharp result. That miracle alone is why I chose it as the image of the day, despite there being arguably better shots. Those will be included on Flickr shortly.