I underexposed by two stops to create the silhouette and used an aperture of f/16 to create the star-burst effect.
The post-production was also relatively straightforward: I shifted the white balance in Camera Raw to cool down the image, added a few curves to increase the contrast, and then transformed the image to make a slight change to the composition.
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