Fireworks behind the scenes

Fireworks, behind the scenes

Click the image above to start a slide show of the various image in this set. The slide show application has various tools including a button at bottom right to zoom to full screen. Let go of your mouse or trackpad and the slideshow will run automatically to the end or until you stop it.

2008, Danbury Airport, Danbury, Connecticut. This was the largest fireworks show in Connecticut that year. The pyrotechnician who put on this show saw my shot of a fireworks show he’d put on on Lake Waramaug in 2005 and asked me if I wanted to shoot this show, from start to finish. I jumped at the chance and made over 1000 images, less of the actual show, more of the preparation.

This is what goes into putting on a medium sized fireworks display. The setup took two full days and they worked right up until the show started.

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