Wednesday, March 4, 2009

handful of beads

Here's another photo from the Fat Tuesday parade from Galveston Mardi Gras last week. This image was postprocessed a little differently for me - some soft focus, tinting, desaturating, and some burning to simplify the background. I'd be interested in opinions. It seems a little counterintuitive to be desaturating Mardi Gras images, but I just felt like doing something different.


  1. Good job keeping the flare out of her glasses. I cannot decide on whether the blurred beads bother me or not. I do think I would like it better if they were a little darker.

    Another good shot for POY

  2. I don't have any problem with the background or processing. I'm with Larry on the beads. I keep losing focus between the two subjects, the bright beads and her face. Darkening them may help with that.

    While you did a great job eliminating most of the glare, the difference between the left and right eye still distracts me. I keep seeing this right side, left side imbalance because of it.