This was my frist time shooting the fireworks from a vantage point higher than the beach or bridge. Thanks to my buddy Greg, I was able to shoot from the 23rd floor of his west end apartment. I arrive with my camera and tripod but forgot the tripod plate at home, doh! I balanced my camera on his railing and used the shutter release cable. While I'm somewhat happy with this photo, I'll be back next year twice as prepared. Enjoy.