Los Angeles illegal firework show 2020

This year for the 4th of July I went up into the Angeles National Forest to get a good view of downtown to show off the scale of the home-brew firework show going off around LA. I have watched the fireworks from the mountains the previous few years and this year during shelter in place Angelenos set off a record number of explosives. I put together a few images to illustrate this.

Prints available here.

35 minute exposure stack of fireworks going off behind DTLA

35 minute exposure stack of fireworks going off behind DTLA

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Animated gif of timelapse

Animated gif of timelapse

Stacked image at blue hour averaging out the fireworks

Stacked image at blue hour averaging out the fireworks

Stacked image of the smoke left behind

Stacked image of the smoke / pollution left behind

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