Why are we, as a species, so fascinated by fireworks? It’s not that I’m complaining but it’s something that I’ve just recently considered. I think it’s great sensory input for our eyes and ears. The loud crackling and the bright shining lights in the sky get us all excited.
Our senses require constant input. If we were deprived of sensory input, we would simply go crazy. I think fireworks provide a higher than average amount of sensory input and that sort of excites our brain and that sort of captivates us when we watch fireworks.
Now, I do not claim to be an expert in human physiology nor psychology so all this is speculation on my part. We all have our reasons for being fascinated by fireworks. My reason is that I can take photographs of the patterns that can come out. Basically, I think it’s just pretty.
Taken with Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi.
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 USM III at 75mm.
Shutter Speed: 6s.
Edited with Adobe Photoshop CS4.