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Photographer David Johnson explains to Colossal how he created these surreal shots of exploding fireworks at the International Fireworks Show in Ottawa, Canada earlier this month:

The technique I used was a simple refocus during the long exposure. Each shot was about a second long, sometimes two. I’d start out of focus, and when I heard the explosion I would quickly refocus, so the little stems on these deep sea creature lookalikes would grow into a fine point. The shapes are quite bizarre, some of them I was pleasantly surprised with.


Tech start-up Lytro has developed the camera everyone needs – one that allows you to change the focus of the image after you’ve taken it.

Nerds that they are, the Lytro people took their cameras around Comic-Con in San Diego to capture cosplayers in their natural environment.

Click on the photos above and the focus point will switch.

See all the galleries from Lytro: