This is what 20 minutes of fireworks does to the environment. The first photo was taken just before the fireworks started, the second one just after it ended.
As can be seen, the Empire State Building is lit up in colours of the US flag.
Thanks a lot to everyone who commented on my photos, or even stopped by for a visit. The comments have been pouring in pretty fast and I'm finding it increasingly difficult to reply to each individually. I'd rather spend that time in viewing others' photos and commenting there. But I do read each comment individually, and if you ask me something specific, I'll answer that.
Canon EOS REBEL XSi