Chinese New Year.

Happy Chinese New Year from Shanghai!
My college roommates are visiting, and we celebrated the holiday with fireworks and sparklers. The Chinese here love their fireworks... we've seen (and heard) amazing explosions go off all over the city, including our own neighborhood every night this week. 
Even though we're still in the dead of winter (and it definitely feels that way), I'm excited about the Spring Festival celebrations that have me looking forward to warmer weather.

Have you ever taken pictures with sparklers? We started with this tutorial from Nicole's Classes and played around from there.