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Thanks for the comments, folks! I thought long and hard about cropping out the cell phone, but I somehow feel it's just part of the image. I love that today's gadget-obsessed kids had a moment of old fashioned wonder.
I shot this last March, on the way to dinner with my wife. We were in the car and spotted several glowing UFOs, which we followed all the way to the nearest beach. A large group of families was letting Chinese lanterns (aka fire lanterns aka sky lanterns) go, and I leaped out of the car with my camera and the fastest lens I had handy to document.
Had to crank it to ISO 5000 to get a hand-holdable shutter speed, which is why you see some obvious noise in the sky and a bit of softness in the skin from noise reduction.