A few years ago, a photograph made its way around the Internet. It was forwarded in emails, seen on NASA’s website, and even ended up on ‘Snopes’ for a little while there, because people doubted the photo’s legitimacy.
The photograph in question is of Fireworks, Comet McNaught, and a Lightning Storm, all captured in several half-frames. It was taken by a young Finnish photographer who was on holiday at the time.
This is the photo: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap070205.html just in case you have not seen it.
So, what is the secret? There are two, actually…
I was one of the pyrotechnicians who did that show. You cannot see me in the photograph, but that is one of my ‘gigs’. We played to a crowd of 40 000 people that night.
The other secret? Those of us who did that display are part of one of the only ‘female pyro crews’ that I know of.
The things one learns, hmmm?
Yes, Mistress Savannah is full of surprises.