A July 4th Weekend: the pictures

A view from the bench to the targets
Looking down to the targets, 50 yards away, from my bench.

Looking along the bench
Rob Weaver and Cary Slipper during slow fire.

Lake Fairfax
The racks in which the fireworks would be lit were placed next to Lake Fairfax. The audience will watch the show from across the lake. Here we see the fire marshals checking out our setup.

Bob Zimmerman among the fireworks
Here I am, caught on camera by my wife Diane as I help hammer the racks in place.

Dave Taverner loading fireworks
Dave Taverner, loading a shell into one of the mortar tubes.

Diane Zimmerman loading the finale
Diane was in charge of building the finale. Here she is, checking her work.

the crew waiting for dark
Evening is beginning to set in. We have finished setting up, and the team is hanging out, waiting for dark.

Bob Zimmerman, shooter
Steve Brace, another member of Lew Carroll’s fireworks team, took this nice picture of me during the show. I was one of three shooters who ran up and down the racks, lighting the fuses one by one using a lit flare. Lots of fun!

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