When dealing with fireworks, one can usually become lost in the dazzling pyrotechnics that perhaps the orientation and vantage point of your photographs may not even mean a thing. However, with that being said, knowing when to compose a landscape or portrait shot does have its advantages. Initially, I was constantly taking horizontal pictures to capture complete bursts, focusing only on the fireworks themselves. When that became redundant, though, I decided to switch to a vertical shot, proving to be much more appealing. Not only did it force me to include a bit of foreground material, such as the people in front and the reflection in the water, but shooting vertical images also emphasized the explosions’ energy. Anyhow, if you do see yourself in one of these pictures and would like to have it taken down for personal reasons, please comment and I’ll be happy to do so.