Every year since 2008 when I got my first DSLR, I brought my camera and tripod to every 4th of July and in some cases two firework displays in two different towns. Now it was okay at first to learn how to shoot fireworks and I got some incredible pictures. After a while it just became redundant because my town has literally the same firework display every year. Last year they change the location of them which made it even more difficult to get a good shot.
I don’t live in city with big buildings that add interest, so I don’t have much options to make them more interesting. I did however, tried capturing the crowd and that one came out okay, probably one of my favorite firework shots.
Last year, I was literally the only guy standing in the field with a tripod and camera. I’m not doing that this year. Instead I’m just going to watch and enjoy the display of awesome pyrotechnics with my family and beat the traffic!