PHOTOGRAPHY: Unusual Long Exposure Firework Photographs by David Johnson

by Jon "Law" Heredia

Beautiful long exposure shots of fireworks by photographer David Johnson. Taken at the International Fireworks Show in Ottawa, Canada, Johnson describes his technique to the good folks at Colossal:

The technique I used was a simple refocus during the long exposure. Each shot was about a second long, sometimes two. I’d start out of focus, and when I heard the explosion I would quickly refocus, so the little stems on these deep sea creature lookalikes would grow into a fine point. The shapes are quite bizarre, some of them I was pleasantly surprised with.

You can see several more photos here.

  • hershey

    absolutly stunning,phenomenal colores and wonderful shapes. It would be hard to choose a favorite !
    are you going to print any for sale? I hope so.

  • Jim May

    They look like from another world, bit like sea creatures from the deep

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