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Traditionally in The Netherlands the new year starts with private fireworks (this year people spent 77 million euro). Over the years this party has turned from pleasure over to  concern. There is an increasing flow of illegal fireworks (like avalanche bombs), more damage to public and private goods, and increasing aggression towards services. And on top of that an increase in injuries and at times loss of life. The public and political debate at the moment is about a ban of private fireworks. One alternative could be to replace them by formal local firework events and/or a big national event..

The burst function on an iPhone works well shooting this ‘popping’ scenes. However, the quality and control of light is less than with a system camera or dslr.

Shot with iPhoneX edited using Snapseed and Marksta Click the picture for a larger version

7 Responses to “Fireworks”

  1. Tina Schell

    We have 3 large public fireworks displays here on kiawah and a ban in private. Everyone loves the night sky events. Terrific captures Chris


    • Chris Breebaart

      Best wishes for a fab 2020! I hope we will have the same next year. Thank you for the compliments! With the iPhone on burst it is quite easy 🙂 Most work is selecting the good ones from a burst!

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  2. Hammad Rais

    77 million euros!
    This is definitely such a big amount. Over here, we opt for private fireworks but they are certainly not as lavish as rest of the world.

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