I'm not all that into fireworks, but I thought it would be fun to pick up some sparklers and play around with the camera. (Plus, it would make for a timely blog post on this national holiday.) Special thanks to Lizzy for going along with the plan on a humid and buggy evening. This hand-held shot is one my favorites. Other experiments with long exposures are available on my Flickr page, if you're interested.
I hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday. Happy Birthday, U.S.A!