Maybe I’m a simpleton but fireworks never fail to dazzle me. Earlier this month when David Johnson attended the International Fireworks Show in Ottawa, he was bit by the creative photography bug. The Canadian photographer captured these intriguing images of the colorful display in the air.
Explaining his process, Johnson told the Atlantic: “The way I captured the photos was actually pretty simple… it just required good timing. Having the camera in Bulb mode (exposure is as long as I hold down the shutter) was key. I put the camera out of focus and would start an exposure when I could see the fireworks going up. Once they exploded, I quickly refocused the camera. This created an effect of blobbed/out of focus light that slowly converges into fine points. Makes a regular explosion look like a deep sea creature!”