We went to my mom's again this year for the 4th. Justin has his age group from church over there and grills burgers and hot dogs then shoots some pretty impressive fireworks. I remembered my tripod this year so I could take some interesting sparkler pictures and I got a few of the fireworks.
These first three were taken with the fireworks setting on my camera
Then for these two I switched to Shutter Speed priority setting and set my shutter speed at 5" and 6" time to try and capture more than one of the fireworks they were shooting, it didn't really work though
Then the kids played with the sparklers. Again I used the shutter speed setting. I tried different speeds, 6", 3.2" and 2.5". Kaitlyn and Aaliyah tried to make hearts but we couldn't get it quite right. Oh well, they still look cool.