Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Summer fireworks above Ryogoku bridge in Tokyo by Takahashi Hiroaki
Stillness is shattered. The sky torn asunder. Light gleans through slits that rain down from two laden blooms. Jagged snakes of fire and smoke rise from a distant point on the horizon. All this is giddily reflected in the water below; flames dance beside dark boats that merely drift.
The bridge piers - haunting black silhouettes - hold firm their burden amid the chaos.