When you have sparklers in the shed, who can wait until the 4th of July to play with them? We certainly couldn't wait to have some sparkler fun! This year, we decided to experiment with the camera as well. Nate set the camera up on the tripod, and (I think) set it to a long shutter speed. I was surprised at how light these pictures turned out, since it was really nearly dark outside. Anyway, we had lots of fun experimenting, but next time we decide to "paint" with sparklers, we'll wait until it is very dark outside to get a more dramatic effect.