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This collection celebrates the colourful, exciting, unpredictable and beautiful artform that is a Fireworks Display. These photographs are a selection of my best landscape format shots from events around the world. They have been selected from the many thousands I have taken since my first attempts in 1997 and include my personal favorites - the spectacular New Year's Eve display in Sydney Harbour (2003).

I have always enjoyed the spectacle of a professional fireworks display and have been lucky to combine this with my love of photography. The first 8 photographs in this collection were taken using an APS format SLR film camera (Canon EOS IX). I moved to digital (Canon D60) in 2002 - this enabled me to take many more shots but has resulted in 1000's of pictures to sort through!


-- Film --
Edinburgh Festival (1997)
Edinburgh Festival (1998)
Edinburgh Festival (1999)
Bo'ness 400th Anniversary (2001)
Alton Towers (Halloween 2001)

-- Digital --
Santorini, Greece (2002)
Shugborough (August 2002)
Shugborough (August 2002)
Edinburgh Hogmanay (NYE 2002)
Edinburgh Tattoo (2003)
British Musical Fireworks Championships Southport (2003)
Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh (2003)
Hopetoun House, Edinburgh (2003)
Alton Towers (Halloween 2003)
Sydney, Australia (NYE 2003)
Edinburgh Festival (2005)
Glasgow Green (2005)
Edinburgh Festival (2006)
Edinburgh Festival (2007)

All photographs are high-resolution and are presented in chronological order. The book contains a thumbnail index with date, location and exposure details.

I hope you like this collection and try some fireworks photography yourself. If you are interested in seeing some more of my work and that of others visit


About the Author

Chris Thompson
SkyDreamZ Edinburgh, UK

I am a semi-professional photographer specializing in Firework photography. I founded in 2000 to provide a platform for Fireworks photography.

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