John took me across the river to take night shots of downtown Louisville, KY. I learned how to take long exposure shots. While we were there, Louisville set off fireworks by the Second St. Bridge. I sat my camera to Manual mode, F/8.0 ISO 80, with a 15 second shutter. These are what came out!
After capturing the fireworks, we turned our focus back towards the downtown cityscape. We saw the smoke from the fireworks had created a false cloud cover over the buildings, the lights from the buildings bounced through the fake clouds like the Northern Lights.
My favorite capture of the evening was my three frame panoramic. Using a feature in the Canon S5, I was able to take a seamless pano.
In the end, I was tickled to find the Canon S5 IS was able to perform another technique as well as an SLR.