Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Making lemonade

Trinity Stage by andiwolfe
Trinity Stage, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

What does a photographer do when the lighting on a stage is very challenging? Convert to monochrome, of course. This is a portrait of a young girl (Haley) who did a couple of tunes with the John Whelan band on the Trinity stage, Saturday night at the 2012 Dublin Irish Festival. The garish lights make for some terrible color photography, but the bright red, orange, violet, and blue lights can be an asset when doing monochrome conversion.

I mentioned in a previous post my processing steps for this style of photography, and it really is a nice effect for low light in the red spectrum.

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