Location:Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland
The Setup:Surfers Paradise Festival fireworks over the water at the beach - awesome.
The camera & lens:Camera: Sony RX100 II
Lens: Sony RX100M2 fixed lens 10.4-37.1mm f/1.8-4.9 (28-105mm equivalent) @ 10.4mm
Exposure: 2.5" @ f/4.5, ISO 200 (0/10)
Lightroom 5 -
- Basic: Contrast +70, highlights -100, shadows -25, white clipping -25, black clipping -100, clarity +20 (to reduce the smoke haze and increase contrast)
- Colour temperature -340 - to cool the sand colour down a bit
- Noise reduction: Luminance +20
The wash-up:I forgot my tripod so had to rest the camera on something. Poor preparation. Focus was off because I was rushing to get everything else going.
What would you do?
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