Here is my attempt at the fireworks this year. It was my first time using a digital slr, so it took some getting use to. Not to mention the tripod was broken and had to hold the camera in place. The lock for the quick release is broken. And I went through 3 lenses while taking the pictures. I started off with my prime 85mm lens, but it was getting me to close, I then switched to my prime 50mm lens, but same problem, I then gave up and went to my kit lens, which sadly I use more than any of my other lenses. All together I got about 85 pictures. http://msf.smugmug.com/photos/170010164-L.jpg iso 100 - F11 @ 4 sec - 50mm http://msf.smugmug.com/photos/170010267-L.jpg iso 100 - F11 @ 4 sec - 34mm http://msf.smugmug.com/photos/170010601-L.jpg iso 100 - F10 @ 7 sec - 27mm edit> I forgot to mention my post work. Converted from raw, then cropped to 8x10 ratio. Then shadows/highlights to see what I could do from there. And using curves I tried to remove some of the smoke. And a bit of USM at the end.