Robert Bowen July 10th, 2012

Painting the Sky: A Collection of Dazzling Fireworks Photos

The world is a wide and wondrous place, with so many cultures and traditions shaping the world’s people. And with all of our differences, there are universals that seem to govern or guide human behaviors from all over the world. For instance, many countries hold celebrations for various occasions, and one element of these events that pops up all over is a major fireworks display.

There is so much excitement and energy exploding in the air and painting the sky with so many colorful bursts of light and fire, and when photographers manage to capture these explosive treats, it can be mesmerizing. Take a look through the collection we have gathered from some talented photographers who have captured some dazzling fireworks photos.

Painting the Sky

love is in the air :) by morho

Happy Birthday Golden Gate 1 by JimP4nsen

Lilac by Usagi-Atemu-Tom

Fireworks in the Sky I by Ina-Fahlsten

Rose Fest Fireworks by Thundercatt99

Sparkling Chaos by musksnipe

Jubilee Fireworks by HannahSmith18

157.366 by emmaamaay

Firebird by LaPetiteDshamilja

Astoria Park Fireworks by Tomoji-ized

Sparks Fly by kml91225

Happy Birthday Coopers Brewery by TheKoV86

Fireworks 1 by mydarkeden

photography by weelinda

Happy Birthday, Sevastopol by edhel-hv

Day 57 by 7ndr3y

Berlin firework by WIKIPEDIAUSER

Fireworks 1 by Seth890603

Cherry berry not by MODDEYDOO

F I R E work by october84stardust

Fireworks2 by CourageMyLove

Fireworks Ignis Brunensis #6 by Utopia308

Trails of Fire by svitekphotos

Fire Works by AnthonyRB1

Around a Halo by jenuchicha0519

Fireworks by SingaWriter

Colours by Usagi-Atemu-Tom

Light Up by fightingWOLF22

Fireworks Ignis Brunensis #4 by Utopia308

Rhine Fire by Mintberry-Crunch

Fireworks 2 by Seth890603

Fireworks 2 by mydarkeden

Riverfest Fireworks (g) by Snowleopard59

Japantag by Veta94

ka-BOOM by DancingFerret

The Show is Over

Our reserve of fireworks photos are spent. Now it is your turn to give the post life. Let us know below what some of your favorite shots in the showcase were, or direct us to some of your favorites that were not part of this collection.


Robert Bowen

Robert Bowen is an emerging author, celebrated podcaster and poet, and most recently the co-founder and imaginative co-contributor of the creative design and blogging duo at the Arbenting and Dead Wings Designs.


  1. Really nice photos, thanks for sharing :)
    I love taking firework photographs and I’ve realised that different cameras tend to lend themselves to different colours, for example if I was to capture a gold shot I would use my sony and not the cannon.
    I suppose if you have different cameras then its a game of ‘trial and error’ to see the different results they bring. Same applies to taking videos of fireworks as well :)

  2. this was perfect timing. I live in Indianapolis and due to the drought they needed to ban the yearly fireworks display. thanks for the post.

  3. This is a really nice set of fireworks shots. My wife took some last year, and they are a real challenge, especially if the smoke from the fireworks lingers, because it tends to get in the way of the other fireworks.

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