Fireworks are a feature of summer in Japan. Fireworks festival are hold in various parts of Japan in the summer. I took pictures of fireworks at the Lake Biwa Fireworks Festival. About 10,000 fireworks will be launched at this fireworks festival.

When you take a photo of fireworks in general, use a tripod, use a cable release or wireless remote to trigger the shutter, set the camera to Bulb, long exposure and manually focus at infinity. But I didn’t use them, I had the camera in my hand, turned off the image stabilizer, and occasionally zoomed in and out with a zoom lens during exposure. As a result, the pictures I took are blurry and looks strange. They may be referred to as failed photos.

But conversely, I think there is beauty. There are not visible to the human eye, but can be expressed in photographs. It blooms in a moment and disappears with a lingering finish, which is like a memory of summer. I took pictures in color and made them monochrome in image manipulation software.