From celebrating high-school graduation in Moscow, to Bastille Day in Paris, to one of many summer Hanabi (花火) festivals in Japan, to burning the Man in style at Black Rock City, Nevada – what an intercontinental light show this summer!
Fireworks launched just above the surface of the ocean during the Kamakura Fireworks Festival 2014.
Fireworks above the Red Square in Moscow, in honor of the students’ graduation from high school. I admire them for celebrating this kind of event in so much style!
A cloud of smoke makes these fireworks look almost exactly like a giant, fleeting galaxy in the sky above the beach in Kamakura.
Fireworks above the Eiffel Tower, celebrating Bastille Day 2014.
A huge crowd gathered on Champ de Mars to watch (and photograph/film on their iPhones and iPads) the Bastille Day fireworks show marking 100 years since the start of World War I.
An amazing view from the O2 Lounge at the top of Moscow’s Ritz-Carlton hotel.
Kamakura Fireworks Festival, July 23rd 2014.