Like every year in the past, there was fun for the family on the front lawn of Montgomery High School in Skillman on July 1st! Starting at 6 pm there were games and vendors including grilled foods ( I had a kielbasa on a stick), drinks (non-alcoholic), and the ever-popular kettle corn (we bought two jumbo bags). We got there early, found a great picnic spot under the stars, enjoyed the sounds of
the local band, “Pi Fight”. After walking around, bumping into and chatting with other township residents, friends and family we stood for a heartfelt rendition of the Star Spangled Banner at dusk. Then it was time for a fabulous display of fireworks.
ILCE-7M2 @ 70mm , ISO 50 , 1/350s , ƒ/4 on 1 July, 2015 Flash no Location 40° 25.0148′ 0″ N 74° 42.1972′ 0″ W
My mom was visiting from the Caribbean and enjoyed hanging out with me and my extended family.
ILCE-7M2 @ 70mm , ISO 100 , 1/500s , ƒ/4 on 1 July, 2015 Flash no Location 40° 25.0148′ 0″ N 74° 42.1972′ 0″ W
ILCE-7M2 @ 43mm , ISO 100 , 1/1500s , ƒ/4 on 1 July, 2015 Caption I imported the image into Lightroom and applied Autotone. I then adjusted the highlights to reduce some of the "hot" areas of the image. I also incread vibrance by +6, then +50. I used Photoshop content-aware fill to remove several street lights that stuck up from the lower half. I sat to watch one of my sporting events -- Formula 1 Grand Prix in Silverstone, England -- so I synced the image over to Lightroom Mobile. I worked on the image while I kept and eye on the race. I tried a few things in Lightroom Mobule but decided that the Dynamic preset gave me an image that I liked. This is the final result. Flash no Location 40° 25.0148′ 0″ N 74° 42.1972′ 0″ W
ILCE-7M2 @ 24mm , ISO 50 , 4s , ƒ/8 on 1 July, 2015 Flash no Location 40° 25.0148′ 0″ N 74° 42.1972′ 0″ W