Fireworks and a lesson learned.
I had read some guidelines on the dpreview forums on beforehand. So I set up my camera on my girlfriends tripod, set the appropriate values, and start shooting.
As you might notice (at least if you watch the large image) I learned more from this experience than I got good photos. Lessons:
- Instead of having a focus range that goes from 0.5m -> Infinity, lenses have a focus range that goes 0.5m -> Infinity -> Endless dimension of blur. Lesson: Always check your focus!
- Don't have long exposure noise compensation turned on when doing fireworks. I lost half of the shots, waiting for the camera to finish.
- 5-10 second exposures seem ok for fireworks. I'll consider getting a cheap wire remote and use Bulb mode.