Crested Butte takes full advantage of its location for its Fourth of July festivities. The annual fireworks show is right at the base of the mountain, and they even shine a spotlight on the summit. That definitely makes for some unique photos that could only have been shot here.
I'd never seen the show before this year, so I set up on the second floor balcony of our condo and focused on what I thought would be a good location. With obstructions like street lights and parking lot guard rails potentially in the way, I ended up not altering the composition very much once I got locked in. The timing and color of the various blasts provides the only substantial variety in this series.