Fireworks make great photographs. Except I seem to struggle.
The text-book says use a long exposure, as that gets you the "trails". For the second year running, I've tried this and got an absolute mess. It didn't help that there was a pretty strong wind, which was shaking the camera.
Then, to top it all, the batteries packed up. My own fault for waiting until they die before charging them. This is the best of a very bad bunch.