The two pictures below come from the Fourth of July celebration that my local city puts on each year. These two are some of my favorites from among the 60 or so that I took. The first is probably my number one favorite from the shoot, simply because it idealizes what a firework looks like to me. The color and explosions are well captured. For those interested, it was a 7 second exposure--captured on BULB using a remote--with an aperture of f/16. Focal length was 27mm on an APS-C sensor. ISO was set to 100.
The next one was shot with similar settings: 6.6 second exposure, f/16, ISO100, and 27mm focal length. I really like this picture, aside from the smoke, because it looks quite like a palm tree. I have plenty of other pictures from this shoot available and you may see some in the future. If you'd like more, post in the comments and I'll be sure to post more up.
As always, I welcome your comments, criticisms, and compliments on the pictures. You can see older pictures of the week by selecting the relevant week from the right or clicking on the PoTW tag below.