Deliberately blurred

Had the chance to see the Edogawa fireworks last Saturday with some friends from work – the weather was ever so much more accommodating compared to the Adachi fireworks 2 weeks ago!

Since I've already taken lots of "normal" fireworks photos, I thought I'd play around with focus blur, just for fun.  It was my first time, and a little harder than I thought since it's hard to focus manually in the dark!  Still, I enjoyed it – though I think overall I still prefer "normal" fireworks since it's less hit-and-miss, especially in regards to composition (most of those shots are greatly cropped)

I'll post the a few "normal" shots later as well, but for now, goodnight from Tokyo 🙂

#hanabi   #fireworks   #Edogawa   #Tokyo   #Japan  ?

5 Comments

  • August 5, 2014 - 13:39 | Permalink

    wow, cool, man! they look like some kind of sea creature.? did you do anything besides just unfocusing the lens with longish exposure?

  • August 5, 2014 - 13:44 | Permalink

    I think these are great.  Nice concept.

  • August 5, 2014 - 22:22 | Permalink

    +hikaru starr thanks!  I also thought that they looked like some kind of anemone… either that or a giant virus 😛
    And no, I only changed focus during the exposure (though exposures were not as long as I would have done for "normal" fireworks shots)

    +Mark Harrop , thank you 🙂 

  • August 15, 2014 - 15:31 | Permalink

    Really cool!? To me some look like flowers, some like sea anenemes.

  • September 4, 2014 - 02:15 | Permalink

    Hi Jeff thank you so much for taking care of my friend. She told me that she quite a good time! I am checking many of your photos here…just wow…are you a professional now? 

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