After a disappointing fireworks experience for me on Wednesday evening, I wasn’t expecting much in the way of fireworks at home on the evening of the Fourth. But, about 9PM I began to hear loud explosions outside so I ventured out to see what I could see. What I saw was neighborhood fireworks displays that rivaled the big professional displays, including the one at El Dorado Hills Town Center, only on a smaller scale. Fireworks were nothing like this when I was a kid. I got my camera and decided to try out my new MIOPS lightning trigger to see how it reacted to fireworks. I was not disappointed. I got set up near the end of the neighbors’ displays but the MIOPS worked perfectly every time reacting immediately and opening the shutter just as the fireworks triggered. This is a composite of three bursts taken over the rooftops across the street with the shutter open for 2 seconds.