Photos of 2009 Fourth of July Fireworks in San Francisco – Legal and Illegal

Tonight’s Fourth of July fireworks show had a fairly high fog ceiling, so it would have to rate as better than average. Better than last year anyway, but not as good as 2007.

Here’s an excellent eight-second exposure of the northern waterfront show from Lafayette Park in Specific Whites Pacific Heights. Click to expand:

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And here’s a real-time shot of the same show from Twin Peaks:

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Everything is done double – that’s the way they do it. Here’s a double double:

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But this is what happens when the fireworks get too high – you can only see the bottom halves sometimes due to the fog:

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Let’s look across the Bay over at Sausalito. That’s USF in the foreground:

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Now here are some illegal explosions in San Francisco. This was an impressive burst above the northern Mission district:

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And here’s Mission Bay / Dogpatch with Alameda / Oakland in the background – very nice:

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The Mission and points south all had lots of illegal fireworks booming:

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Oh noes, it’s a flare, shooting high above Twin Peaks…

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…and then landing somewhere in the Castro District:

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And there you have it.

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