Navy Gunfire Lights Up Coronado

April 1, 2011 by  

navy night time gunfire on Coronado

Navy Gunfire Behind The Dinosaur Cage

        I was treated to a distant yet colorful photographic treat when the navy had a training exercise that involved exploding a lot of ordinance and shooting a lot of bullets. I was a least a half mile away but it was still neat to see and pretty loud. The fireworks suddenly started at 10:35pm in the pitch black so this was a 6400 ISO mission for me… I just wish I had been closer.

Black & White image of night time navy gunfire

Lighting Up The Night In Coronado

Dinosaur Cage On Coronado During Night Time Navy Gunfire

South Bay, Dinosaur Cage, Coronado And The Navy

        It lasted less than 15 minutes so I was fortunate to be around. Cars were stopping on Hwy 75 and people were piling to the north end of 7th St. to get a look at the action. Below is a video with the audio from the event as the soundtrack. Cheers!


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4 Responses to “Navy Gunfire Lights Up Coronado”

  1. Steve on April 1st, 2011 1:39 am

    Great photos and story. Any chance you can post on too? Or give us permission to repost? We would be happy to link back.

    -Steve Johnson

  2. US Navy Uniform on April 2nd, 2011 9:24 pm

    these are some nice photos ! must have been a scary yet thrilling experience 🙂

  3. Rob Hurlbut on April 2nd, 2011 11:44 pm

    Thanks for those compliments guys, I really appreciate it. It was really fun to watch. If anyone would like to see the reprint of this article on, the link is:

  4. Joel on May 7th, 2013 7:23 pm

    This is the start of BUD/s hell week for Navy SEAL candidates.

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