You’ll have to wait for my fireworks photos.

I just want to give everyone a head’s-up … if you’re coming to my blog this morning, looking for some fireworks photos from the Empire State Plaza…

You’ll have to wait a day or two.

But I promise… it’ll be worth the wait.

This was my fifth time photographing the fireworks at the Plaza, and I think I got some fantastic shots.

And they’re all on film.  Slide, negative, B&W.

And you’re thinking… why did you shoot the fireworks on film?  Is your D700 broken, Chuck?

Au contraire.  My D700 – Chuck’s main fireworks shooter for the past three years – got the night off.

In its place – the Nikon F100, along with my new Vivitar 19mm f/3.8 ultra-wide angle.  And a bag full of 35mm film.

As soon as my first shots come back from the developers, I’ll post them.  But I didn’t just shoot the fireworks on film just because I felt like it.

If all goes well, I’ll have a picture on Monday that will really make all of you stand up and applaud with both hands.

Trust me on this.