Friday, February 11, 2011

Play me some mountain music

I gave the flashes the day off today - they have been working hard lately.  Today's picture is strictly about composition.  The hammer dulcimer player (Happy Birthday, Daddy!) is framed nicely by the instrument and the door frame. 

In a later shot that I took with his phone, I turned off the light on the other side of the doorway, which helped remove the focus from the walls behind.  This is an example of a photo in need of "cleaning up the background," which is so essential to composition.  Sometimes we forget, after our primary subject is  framed to our liking, to check the background and surrounding area for distractions.

Canon 5D Mark II
105mm - ISO 5000
1/30s- f/4

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