Image taken Saturday, October 12, 2013. Posted Saturday, December 7, 2013
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)

Two kids and two dogs in parents' arms.

Location:

Goodna, Ipswich
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

BBQ at Shawn & Rachael's, fireworks started going off somewhere near. Everyone held their kids in the air to watch them.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX-DC @ 30mm
Exposure: 1/30" @ f/2.0, ISO 6400

Post processing:

Lightroom 5 -

  1. Convert to B&W
  2. Low contrast curve
  3. Black clipping +15, shadows +100 (to lighten the dark areas and cut off the histogram)
Photoshop Elements 6 (Mac)
  1. Assemble on canvas (two layers)
  2. Black background

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