I spent the 4th of July with family in Red Lodge, MT. There was a parade for each of the three days of the rodeo, and fireworks the night of the 4th.
It has been a while since I've tried to shoot fireworks, and my equipment for this attempt was my Canon S95 point-and-shoot, a pop bottle, and a little tripod device that attached the camera to the bottle. I think this would have turned out OK except I had the bottle sitting on a deck post, and the movement of the 20 or so people on the deck introduced some vibration into the images. You can see these as squiggles in some of the shots. The shots are still worth looking at, but next time I should try it with my big camera on an actual tripod sitting on actual ground. Click on the image to bring up the thumbnail page.