Yesterday in Core77's hometown of NYC, Macy's put on their traditional Fourth of July fireworks extravaganza. As always it was held after sundown. But having seen this show countless times, it would be nice to see a daylight fireworks show for a change.
That requires different sorts of fireworks, of course. Here's one way that fireworks designers have rendered their creations visible in direct sunlight:
Here's another, with a less colorful palette:
But the best we've seen has got to be Chinese gunpowder artist Cai Guo-Qiang's opening at the Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha several years ago:
Given that Cai lives in New York City, we need to talk Macy's into hiring him for next year.
P.S. Do yourself a favor and don't do what I did this morning, which was to sit through multiple videos of "Top Ten Fireworks Fails" on YouTube. Not only are none suitable for posting here, but they will make you lose your faith in human intellect.