Wow!Lovely colour of background,coolish skin tone with mood and THE composition involving closure. I am a landscape person but enjoy looking at good portraiture. I could do with more of this pictures for inspiration.
Thanks, Jasper p/s-what film and scanner do you use and at what JPEG file size for the posting?
I used Velvia, scanned on a Nikon Coolscan III (LS-30?)added the text and a Digimarc watermark, then ran it through Adobe Imageready to constrain to 450 pixels and save as a 72 dpi medium resolution jpeg. I love ImageReady and it's ability to create action "droplets" so you can batch process a whole folder of images at once. Together with iView Multimedia and BBEdit, it made my 500+ image website a snap to produce. See www.webbery.com to see what I mean. Oh, and I use a Mac.
Hi Patric, Thanks for the useful information.I am just starting to dip my toe in learning digital /scanning aspect of things so quite inept at this. Had been to your website and love your work.Strong colour and composition.Not being an American,can i ask what and where is the setting of the "festival/gathering" at the dry lake bed? Very interesting with so many photos opportunities.
How do you start to describe Burning Man? There's a Burning Man website at www.burningman.com which should help, but in short, it's a wild, anarchic, artistic, musical, intense, bachannalial weeklong event held in the Nevada desert, culminating in the burning of a 50-foot wooden man. You go primarily to participate, rather than watch other people do stuff. It's everything and nothing. Reality does not apply. It's been going for more than 10 years, in 1998, 14,000 people came, last year it was closer to 25,000. It has to be experienced to understand why people are so into it. I've yet to meet someone who wasn't moved by it. It's on a dry, dusty, alkaline lake bed which plays havoc with your gear, but the images you get make it all worth while.
Thanks for the info.Fascinating.There is nothing like that locally and not on that scale anyway.Must be terribly exciting in that setting and become quite detached from reliality for a while.Quite disorientating i would think too . My newer camera would probably suffer big time there as it is not a professional built camera but wouldn't hesitate to use my older MF Nikon there. Again great stuff.