Blasts from the Past

Blasts from the Past

A photo essay. To view all 10 images, check out the email edition.

An exploding firework is loud and sudden.

But a photo of one is quiet and still, like a nebula so distant its furor looks fixed.

This year, the customary Fourth of July explosions over East Rock aren’t happening. But maybe these images of fireworks past can ignite the same old feeling.

Written and photographed by Dan Mims.

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