July 9, 2016: Confederate cannon fired off at end of Civil War reenactment battle during Old Fort MacArthur Days.
Old Fort MacArthur Days is an annual gathering of living history groups. Also, it's a major fundraising event for the Fort MacArthur Museum in San Pedro. Over 600 participants set up historic camps - including Roman Legion, Civil War, early California, World War II and English Renaissance.
Several military battles were reenacted. I covered Spanish-American, Revolution, World War II and Civil War battles all in one day. In addition I got to vote to save Roman Gladiators!
After taking over 700 images, it took a week to get the best 75 posted to this flickr album: 2016 Old Fort MacArthur Days.
After attending several Civil War reenactments, I finally captured a good cannon blast, above. The two black and white portraits below, were taken with Hipstamatic app on iPhone.
My thoughts on images past and present.