I love Independence Day (U.S. 4th of July). I love the corny parades, the people wearing red, white, and blue clothes, and mostly, I love fireworks! I followed the instructions in Scott Kelby's blog and captured these images over Lake Dillon in Colorado.
Settings: Camera on BULB mode; shooting with live view and a cable. ISO 200, f/11. Manual mode, manual focus set to infinity. Focal length varies. I zoomed in for quite a few, which was fun, but usually ended up chopping off the tops. Zooming out gave me some reflection in the lake (first image). It was fun shooting these!