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Light and smoke

Fourth of July reader's photo: Fireworks in downtown L.A.

As in most American cities, the skies of Los Angeles were lit by numerous fireworks displays on the Fourth of July, offering a great opportunity to take up the challenge of shooting fireworks photos.

Tony Butler used a slower shutter speed and narrow aperture in this image to capture the light trails of fireworks in the sky above the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown L.A.

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