I have always wanted to try some fun sparkler pictures with writing or drawing or the like. So maybe that is what we were celebrating. I think we look pretty good in lights. Let's try not to make fun of Jason's pathetic attempt too badly! Any guesses on what he was writing?
To get the pictures to work, I put the camera on shutter priority and then changed the f-stop to 1/2 or so. I can't remember the exact settings. We just played until we got the right look. You have to write fast!