Then I started looking in another way, not at the entire photo, but dissecting each into it's components, moving things around.
Suddenly they no longer looked like fireworks at all,
rather an array of strange unearthly flowers.
My favorite of the night
(Please, click to enlarge)
Even though the tops were cut off,
they still resembled some ethereal bloom.
I really wish this one was complete,
but I think the vase effect works nicely.
Hundreds of tiny petals.
Streamers shooting seeds into the air.
Not flowers so much as burning suns.
a reworking of the first shot.
I couldn't decide which I liked best
so I decided to include both.