I was hopelessly trying to capture a different exposure and composition for the fireworks on the 4th of July in Laguna Beach this year. As always with fireworks I put some standard settings then close the shutter and open it using a remote control based on best guesses on the right shutter speed timing.
With some luck and after taking around 50 images, I found below one that has a dates or palm tree formation shape looming on the beach. I liked how it is composed and the reflection on the beach. I decided to convert it to black and white and add some glow effect to make it different than the usual fireworks colorful photos to emphasize more on the composition and the formation of the tree. A alot of smoke distraction but they are part of the natural capture and I liked it.