Long Exposure Fireworks

Photographer David Johnson attended the International Fireworks Show in Ottawa, Canada and tried a different technique with his camera. These fireworks almost look like strange, colorful micro-organisms.

David explains: 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.

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