Tag: fireworks

Oct 7, 2015

Long Exposure Light Painting with Fireworks by Vitor Schietti

Long Exposure Light Painting with Fireworks by Vitor Schietti

In ‘Impermanent Sculptures‘, artist Vitor Schietti uses a firework to create long exposure, light paintings that only the camera’s eye sees.

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Jan 2, 2015

What it Looks Like When an Entire City Sets Off Fireworks at the Same Time

What it Looks Like When an Entire City Sets Off Fireworks at the Same Time

For NYE 2014, the city of Manila decided to set off all of their fireworks at the same time—across the entire city—creating an unforgettable audio-visual experience. Here’s what it looked and sounded like from the tallest building in the country.

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Oct 27, 2014

Amazing Fireworks Display in Japan Includes Largest Single Firework Ever

Amazing Fireworks Display in Japan Includes Largest Single Firework Ever

Watch this amazing fireworks display over the city of Konosu on the island of Honshu, Japan, including the ‘heaviest’ single firework ever launched. The firework weighed 460 kg (1,014 lbs) and measured 120 cm (4 ft) in diameter, exploding into a ball of light measuring roughly 800 meters (2,625 ft) in diameter. The feat…

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Jul 24, 2014

The Eiffel Tower on Bastille Day

The Eiffel Tower on Bastille Day

Bastille Day is the name given in English-speaking countries to the French National Day, which is celebrated on 14 July each year. In France, it is formally called La Fête nationale. The French National Day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, as well…

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Jul 5, 2014

This Guy Flew a Quadcopter Through Fireworks and It Looks Awesome

This Guy Flew a Quadcopter Through Fireworks and It Looks Awesome

This is what the inside of a fireworks show looks like! Jos Stiglingh attached a GoPro to a DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter and flew it through a fireworks show in West Palm Beach, Florida. His quadcopter emerged unscathed and he was able to capture some incredible footage. Music is Con te partirò by Andrea…

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Jul 4, 2014

This Is What Daytime Fireworks Look Like

This Is What Daytime Fireworks Look Like

We’ve all seen fireworks at night, but what about on a sunny afternoon? At the Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Qatar, Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang put on one of his largest explosion events ever, utilizing microchip-controlled explosives to form incredible designs and patterns. Each set of explosions was calculated to paint a…

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Jul 24, 2013

Photos from Mexico’s National Pyrotechnic Festival

Photos from Mexico’s National Pyrotechnic Festival

Photograph by Alejandro Linares Garcia The National Pyrotechnic Festival is an annual event that takes place in Tultepec, Mexico. The festival promotes the country’s tradition of production and use of fireworks in honour of John of God, the patron saint of fireworks makers. Tultepec produces about half of all Mexico’s fireworks. The main event,…

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Jul 5, 2013

Picture of the Day: Lightning-Works

Picture of the Day: Lightning-Works

LIGHTNING-WORKS Photograph by AJ192 on Reddit In this perfectly timed photograph by Redditor AJ192, we see lightning strike at the exact moment a firework lights up the night sky. The photograph was taken at a firework show at the Rio Rancho High School in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States. The image…

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Aug 30, 2012

Long Exposure Fireworks Like You’ve Never Seen

Long Exposure Fireworks Like You’ve Never Seen

David Johnson is an amateur photographer from Ottawa, Canada. Earlier this month, Johnson attended the Sound of Light Fireworks show at Gatineau’s Leamy Lake and took a series of incredibly unique fireworks photos that look like nothing you’ve seen before. Johnson described the technique he used after posting his series to Reddit: “When I…

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