Naturally, as a child my grandmother thought the fireworks that went off on her birthday were celebrating her. Nowadays, my family lights off fireworks in celebration of freedom and my grandma’s birthday. She absolutely loved the ones my dad and uncle picked out, and so did my camera:
I love that these photos came out sort of looking like a flight through space. I also love how chaotic they are, and yet still beautiful.
There are a zillion tiny sparks in the air at any given time, so freezing them and the moment is like watching fireworks in slow motion.
To me they look like stars exploding in the night sky.
I was in heaven watching these explode above me with my toes in the cool sand. I hope you all had a great 4th of July!