This sparkler photograph, taken at a wedding in Northern Ireland in December 2013, was a bit of a challenge to achieve. The light in the room was very low, and I had to push my 6D’s ISO way up to 4000 just to be able to hand hold a 1/60th shutter speed with an aperture of f/4. I put the drive in burst mode and hoped for the best.
This was the only usable shot from the burst of 22 images. It was difficult to get the sparkles sharp (and keep the model’s hand still!), but in the end the clarity in the foreground and the delicious, soft bokeh in the background made for a perfect capture. A little color toning and highlight adjustment in Lightroom, and the image was complete.
Photography by Bex
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