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


City lights



Red Lights

Fireworks in Asia

Christmas Lights

Fireworks festival

Blur sparkle fireworks


New year’s eve fireworks in the sky

Big sparkling firework

Ford Fireworks at Detroit River

20 August, Budapest


Cologne Cathedral

Fireworks in Nashville

Blue Sky


Fireworks in Paris

Urban City

Church and fireworks


A Firework Bouquet

Fireworks and dark clouds

Fireworks near Paris for the national holiday 

The fireworks show at Disney's Boardwalk Resort near Disney World

14th of July's firework of Carcassonne




Firework on a rainy day testing out some new techniques

Fireworks at the Tower Bridge

Honda Celebration of Light Fireworks

Celebrations near a forest

The Show is Over

Our reserve of fireworks photos is 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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