Folklife Festival 1.6

Folklife Portrait 1.6

f/2.8 | 1/320 | iso 100 | Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM II @ 200mm

One thing I love about Folklife, all the street performers! I decided to go with my muted colour processing which I love so much, perhaps I bleed more colour through on this one than others…meh, I dig it!


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10 thoughts on “Folklife Festival 1.6

  1. What a great portrait. The out of focus arm frames the musicians face and tells us what is happening. I love the composition! The muted colour works very well too. I always think it gives an alternative to black and white. Anyway great image!

    • Thanks for stopping by and commenting, it’s greatly appreciated!

      I almost wish the guy in the background wasn’t there but the more I looked at it, the more I liked him being there (adds some context…yes, this is a street performer). I originally did this as a B&W (layer) but after looking at it I lowered the opacity and really liked how the hat and the grass area turned out…that’s all she wrote! 🙂

  2. I love that processing too David. And it works especially well for greens, as we can see here. Great shot. Do you know what band this is – the guy looks familiar as if he is from a band based in the BC Gulf Islands – someone I have seen play somewhere.

    • I agree about the greens, his hat and the grass behind him sure look great! Unfortunately, there were just too many bands at Folklife for me to have gotten all of the names. I did try to photograph the names if they were immediately visible but after going through the images…no photo of the name! Next year I’ll get a photo as I know I saw him last year (he’s got a look you just don’t forget). 🙂

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