Sunday, June 21, 2009

Circus Flora, Before the Show


We took in Circus Flora for Father's Day. The set, lighting and costume design were a treat. Photography is not allowed during the show, so I snapped this just before it started. Nikon D700, ISO 3200, WB auto, Nikon 24-85mm f2.8-f4, 24mm @ f/3.3 @ 1/45s. RAW file processed in Lightroom 2. Pixel peeping shows the blacks are noise free. The auto WB did an amazing job with mixed tungsten and xenon. I pulled the tint down -11 to make the blue pop and used the adjustment brush to darken figures in the forground, but this is otherwise straight out of the camera.

3 comments:

Ray Meibaum said...

This is really beautiful. the exposure is perfect and color rendition is excellent. Bravo!

Preston said...

Thanks, Ray! The D700 does such a great job in tough lighting, I've completely lost my lament over switching from film. Imagine Ektachrome T160 pushed 4.5 stops - pix would look like a Seurat painting under a microscope. Hmmmmmm, that doesn't sound half bad...

GaryB said...

Sunday at the microscope with George: "Look! Dots!"