Fireworks as you’ve never seen them before

Fireworks displays are a popular part of many celebrations, holidays, and festivals around the world. But regardless of how often you’ve watched a fireworks show, I bet you’ve never seen them quite like this.

The photos included here were taken by David Johnson at the International Fireworks Show in Ottawa, Canada.

They’re different from most long-exposure fireworks shots you might have seen in the past. Johnson refocused during each shot, which lasted from roughly one to two seconds, creating bizarre shapes. It’s an amazing technique that was developed on the fly at the show.

Below are a sampling of photos taken there.

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Have you ever seen fireworks photos that rival the creativity and originality of these? Let us know in the comments!

  • midi

    Nice work Johnson awesome work done

    • David Johnson

      Thank you very much!

  • Shawna Tregunna

    Absolutely beautiful! Very cool technique!

  • Shelly H

    I’ve been taking pictures like this for about 4 years now. The results are truly amazing, you always get something you didn’t expect.

  • Julie

    awesome, will have to try this out myself.

  • Justin

    The 2nd one looks sort of like colored pencils.

  • celsohdzign

    very nice shots

  • Turlough

    Great shots – can we use them?

  • Ann

    Oh my goodness they are amazing.