This photo of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth was taken during Pixelmania 2012. One of the challenges from Pixelmania’s IllumiNations shootout was to capture the blasts of the fireworks WHILE also capturing the fire of the inferno barge without blowing out any of the highlights. I did not use an ND filter for this shot, as has become the custom for fireworks photography. I just set the camera and ran with it; I was very pleasantly surprised with the outcome! Happy New Year, everyone!
Post Processing: Adobe Photoshop CS5 Raw Conversion, custom Topaz Adjust Blend
Photo taken 12/7/2012.