I had the camera set up well in advance of the scheduled 9:00PM start time, pointed more or less where I expected to see the fireworks. A few minutes before 9:00 I was on the phone with Heather when I saw a flash and tripped the shutter. I had a 2-second delay set, and this is what I got.
That was also all that I got. Downtown San Diego was blanketed in thick smoke. The explosions were down low, much lower than I would have expected them to be, and lasted much longer and with more intensity than what seemed normal. After that, nothing, except for the Coronado and Imperial Beach fireworks off in the distance. As I was driving home I heard the news report - a "technical malfunction" caused the cancellation of the show. It looks like everything blew at once, just a few minutes before the scheduled start time.
Happy Fourth of July.