Happy Independence Day! Here is my obligatory fireworks shot from Americafest at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. We've gone for 3 years now, and the show is always amazing. I didn't want to be burdened by my SLR, so I set up my compact Canon with a shutter speed of 1" and just kept shooting through the whole show. Most of the photos I shot using that method are awful, but there were quite a few decent ones. I like this one because it sort of looks like a palm tree. It might look blurry at first, but if you look at the center fireworks, you can see it's actually in good focus.