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MIT student blogger Bryan O. '07

July 4th Pictorial by Bryan


So where did I decide to watch the fireworks from?

C! The MIT Sailing Pavillion

Now I’ll tell you why, after I show you everything else.

Generic picture of the boats lined up on the Charles River for the fireworks.

If you look close enough, you can see the barge responsible for all the excited electrons in the sky.

I stopped by Ashdown (grad dorm) for free barbecue.

I don’t like taking pictures of myself while eating, but I don’t mind taking pictures of other people while THEY’RE eating.

People hanging out at the Sailing Pavillion.

Social commentary:

If we only have two holidays that are celebrated with a vast amount of fireworks, why does my camera have a fireworks setting?

…Cue fireworks photos.


Now this is what they don’t show you on TV, part of the barge actually went up in flames.

Remember, you saw it here first.

7 responses to “July 4th Pictorial”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Wow, those pictures look amazing! You have a great camera to be able to capture fireworks in such a cool way.

  2. Atul Gupte says:

    hey bryan ! im a great fan of your from chennai , india btw. amazing snaps !! what camera do you use ?? never seen firework snaps like that though !!

  3. Bryan says:

    Hey Atul,

    I used my Canon SD500 for these photos.

    – Bryan

  4. Yeah, my Canon SD450 (which I won at the raffle at the Danceathon; you should all come next year [haha shameless plug?]) has a fireworks setting too. It’s pretty sweet.

  5. diana says:

    i thought of another use. i’ll have fireworks at my bday party and you can be the official photographer.

  6. Anonymous says:

    two holidays? which ones are they? (independence day and…)

  7. Christine says:

    Heh, I ate at Ashdown too. And it rained on my veggie burger.

    The fireworks were pretty sweet.