We spent the evening of the 4th on the family boat Lake Saint Clair
in Michigan. There are literally thousands of boats that come out to watch the firework shows that are going off everywhere around the lake. The show that we watched is cool because it's really big and long, and all the fireworks are shot off a barge. There was a couple things different things about this show that I had never seen before... first was fireworks on PARACHUTES! They go up, explode like normal, then these bright flashing things basically float in the air, coming down really slow! We were really confused, then we noticed that all those slow moving fireworks had small parachutes on them! Very cool. The second thing I had never seen was when the barge shot hundreds of shots at about a 45 degree angle 100 feet from the boat. A few seconds after the shots landed in the water, they would shoot up fireworks straight out of the water! Just when I thought I had seen it all with fireworks this comes along!
I would have loved to be in a small helicopter taking overhead photos of all the boats and stuff, but I don't have one, so here are a few from my non-helicopter view. ;)
Actually one of my favorite parts of the night was when one big firework went off way too early and it sent huge flaming chunks down on all the boats! Here is a pic.