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Diwali festival fireworks in Uttarakhand, India
December 26, 2015

Festival of Lights Show

Your Shot member Arvind Sharma shares this image of an evening Diwali celebration in his hometown of Dehra Dun in Uttarakhand, India. In order to get just the right shot, he climbed to the third-floor roof of a building still under construction to get both the fireworks and the clock tower—“the most prominent and easily recognizable place of the city”—in frame. “I used a tripod and remote to take three continuous long-exposed images at the same time and from the same place,” he writes, “which I stacked together to get this image.” This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our storytelling community where members can take part in photo assignments, get expert feedback, be published, and more. Join now >>
Photograph by Arvind Sharma, National Geographic Your Shot

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