Thanks for the honest review. I completely agree that landscape would have worked better. It was quite a show even getting that many people to light their sparklers at the same time and then coordinate the shot. Well, once they were all lit, the bride and groom almost ran through the sparkler gauntlet and I'm lucky I had enough time to even get as many shots as I did (5) and have two turn out well enough to give them. I had a 35 and I wanted to get full length, was I guess my thought in those few seconds I had to decide. And I couldn't change my position fast enough to get full length with landscape, so I turned the camerq quickly to portrait and fired away. I also agree about the DOF aspect but again, I had literally 5 seconds to meter for the sparklers and make adjustments and while I could have jacked up the ISO a bit further to get a little better DOF, I had to make a decision. They loved the shots and I did what I had to do to get them, so in that sense I'm pleased with them, but I completely agree with your points.