I was part of the larger crew that set up the
display, but much to my wife's delight, I was not on the barge when the
display was fired.
This gave me the opportunity to shoot these pictures.
These pictures were taken from the Fairhaven
side of the harbor with the New Bedford skyline in the background. A Canon
XS DSLR camera on a tripod was set to 30 second exposure, F32, ISO 100. The
long exposures captured the complete firing of multiple shells in each
The largest bursts are the 8 inch shells,
smaller bursts are 6, 5 and 4 inch shells.
Last two images show the finale. The many 3
inch shells fired so rapidly as to create a large white area in the picture
and clearly visible fire and smoke trail coming from the display barge!