Fireworks don’t just appear on Bonfire Night in the UK. In fact, the best firework displays happen throughout the year around the world. These huge bursts of colour are entertaining to many, but some shows are worth seeing more than others. If you’re interested in capturing some colourful explosions and blowing them up into your own fantastic canvas prints, check out these firework displays from around the world.
Burj Khalifa, Dubai
The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world standing at 828 metres. To celebrate its grand opening in January 2010 the venue held an incredible fireworks display, and due to the phenomenal response the hotel now hosts a spectacular display on New Year’s Eve every year. Watching fireworks shoot from the top of the building and falling all the way down is an incredible sight. Take a look for yourself – the Telegraph covered the event at the beginning of the year and you can see why it’s crowned one of the best displays.
Thousands attend the impressive firework display that is held near Big Ben, in London, on New Year’s Eve. The event organisers really go all out with fireworks coming off the London Eye acting like a huge ferris wheel. Last year they took it to the next level by creating the world’s first multi-sensory show with coloured fireworks matching clouds and flavoured confetti falling from the sky. We wonder what will be in store of attendees this year. You can take a look at last year’s show online.
Montreal International Fireworks Competition
The Montreal International Fireworks Competition is the largest pyrotechnics competition is the world. It launched back in 1985 and continues to be one of the city’s top summer attractions. It’s a month long competition where companies from around the globe showcase their best fireworks display. The shows last for around 30 minutes and the winner receives the Jupiter award for Best Show. The next competition will be held in July 2017 and if you’re interested in going you can actually watch the show for free.
Diwali, The Festival Of Lights
Diwali, also known as the festival of lights, is the most significant festivals in the Indian culture. This five-day celebration sees houses and shops decorated with candles and colourful lights. In addition to people lighting oil lamps throughout the five days, there’s also a huge firework display, which represents good defeating evil. Whether you want to create canvas prints using different lighting aspects or want to capture some culture, then this is the event for you. To ensure you get the most out of this display, check out our Diwali camera tips.
Practice Makes Perfect
Before you pack up your equipment and travel halfway around the world, use November 5th to perfect your photography techniques. Not sure where to start? Then take a look at these photography tips, they’ll ensure you snap-up some fabulous images.
If you want to take fireworks to the next level, why not experiment with your own? Getting creative with sparklers will allow you to capture different images rather than just colourful bursts of light. By using these tips you’ll be able to create canvas prints featuring names and shapes. Plus, if supervised, you’re able to get the whole family involved!