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All Their Wishes Fireworks

by Matthew Cooper
All Their Wishes

Today’s shot of the Wishes fireworks show is a bit special in that it’s a collaboration shot with my wife Erika. You can follow her at @emcooperphoto She also shoots Disney photography so I’m sure you’ll enjoy her feed. She was the photographer for this shot and I was the one who edited it. We’ve done these collaborations in the past but it’s been a while so we decided to do another one.

Shooting & Editing All Their Wishes Fireworks

This was shot with the Nikon D800 and Nikon 24-70 2.8 with a 3stop B&W ND filter. For this shot I actually double processed a single raw file. What this means is I edit the file two different ways and then combine the results. The reason I did this is the result I want for the foreground is different from the result I want for the fireworks background. I combined these 2 results with selective masking and then applied Nik Color Efex Pro Contrast. I made some color balance and levels adjustments along with some saturation adjustments. I denoised and did some selective sharpening to finish the shot off.

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