light up the sky

9 comments to “light up the sky”

  1. Whitney says:

    You have such an amazing gift! Those pictures are amazing :)

  2. Kristin says:

    Jen, even more gorgeous than the night-blooming cereus! Thanks for the show. My son got back from Scout camp yesterday & was too pooped to head out for fireworks. I was a little bit sad to miss them, but I think these shots are even better than the live version.

  3. Jen C says:

    They are amazing Jen!

  4. Steve Gallow says:


    Thank you for the tips. These are incredible.

    I will try your ideas.I didn’t even think about using bulb as an option. That’s a really great idea.


  5. Manisha says:

    Such pretties!

  6. jennywenny says:

    ooooh aaah!! Those are truly spectacular, make up for me missing the fireworks this year!!

  7. Melissa says:

    Wonderful! Fireworks are also one my favorite, favorite things. :D

  8. Elizabeth says:

    These are amazing!! I love the one that looks like a king bowing to a queen. It’s amazing what they can do with fireworks these days and even more so that you were able to catch them in action. Beautiful!

    I always love checking out your pictures. They are truly inspiring. Between the photos and the food you are truly talented.

  9. jenyu says:

    Thanks all! Glad you enjoyed the fireworks. I think experiencing a live show and viewing the photographs are incredibly different – both exciting in their own ways.

    Steve – yes, if you set on bulb, you get to choose the composition. For instance, if you start after the explosion, you get “hollow heart” trails. If you start as the fireworks are traveling up, you get a “stem”. If you hold steady for a second or more, you get multiples. Lots to experiment with! Can’t wait to see more of your work.