Katakai festival Ojiya city Japan has a history of over 400 years and has our planets largest single firework, a huge 1000 pound shell flies up around a kilometer then explodes into just under a kilometer across bloom. September 10, 2017, the fireworks display started 7:30 and went on surprisingly until well after 10 pm. Japan is a country that loves its festivals, and I am one of those persons. Personally, I have never been a big fan of fireworks due to its effects on animals and wildlife. But I am a big fan of photography and painting with light, which light happens to be fundamentals of my profession. These shots of fireworks were taken using a Gitzo GT5542LS tripod, with Manfrotto’s ball head the 468MGQ6 with a top quick release. Nikon’s D810 - Sigmas new 24-105mm f/4. My setting for these shots were 5.0s-15.00s, f/22, 200 ISO.