Tuesday, February 12, 2013

And The Prize For Best Street Portrait...

Mardi Gras Parade 2013 9

The opportunities for street portraits were overwhelming at the Mardi Gras parade. These are some of the best, in fact, some of the best I've ever done. The top photo is one of those very rare shots that required no editing at all other than RAW to PSD to JPG. The second required very little, just a bit of recovery in the shadows. The light was so beautifully smooth. A teacher once told me that a cloudy day is the world's biggest softbox.

It's common for people to ask me to take their pictures at public events but, for the first time, one of them insisted on taking mine next (with my camera). If you would like to see the result, click here.

Once more, apologies for few comments this week. Long hours at work and, as I've hinted, Mrs. C and are heading out of town Thursday for 10 days. I'll make it up. The first weekend of the trip will be action-packed - so much to see and do - but the following week will be laid back. With luck, first report Saturday from our treehouse. Yes, that's what I said.

Mardi Gras Parade 2013 12

Mardi Gras Parade 2013 11

6 comments:

Memphis MOJO said...

wonderful images!!

Nathalie said...

The Arch in the background of your first image is there to say where we are. These are excellent portraits but I must confess I prefer your Carnival ones - dressed-up people with make-up are more fun!

Nathalie said...

Oh and BTW, enjoy the sunshine down the coast. I look forward to seeing the treehouse!!!

Virginia said...

I love your street portraits and always have! Bon voyage.
V

Jack said...

Terrific portraits. You nailed them, particularly the first.

William Kendall said...

Excellent portraits on the street, Bob!