Fireworks are tricky to photograph, I've decided.   With Vancouver's Celebration of Light fireworks competition on and a really cool vantage point available, I thought I'd take my first crack at it.  It was definitely a learning experience.  Trying to time the exposure properly became brutally important as fireworks get blown out so suddenly and ruin the photo.  Also, not knowing what to expect makes it tough from a composition standpoint.  Suddenly another batch of explosions go off and what you thought you were capturing changes.

The Celebration of Light is a contest that pits several countries against each other, each with a different night to perform on.  These photos are from Canada's attempt.