Pittsburgh Pirates Fireworks, 2002

Photos by Michael Broschat

Having had some luck taking fireworks pictures with my 35mm Nikon the year before, I decided to try the same thing with my (then) new medium format Mamiya (645). I took the tripod over to Pittsburgh one weekend when Tom Clark and I were going to be seeing a game. Although as I recall we set up outside the park one night that we didn’t attend the game—to have a better angle, I guess. Anyway, I neither had nor would ever have such good fortune in fireworks pictures as these turned out.