Theatre and dance are part and parcel of Balinese culture with the Barong dance being one of the most familiar dances that most tourists visiting Bali will encounter. Taking pictures at these dance performances is never easy. For the above shot, I was happy with the expression that I managed to catch but I didn’t really like the distracting background of the original shot. In the end, I decided to do a little post-processing to tone down the background and bring attention to the colourful performer and her expression.

Canon EOS 7D + EF70-200mm f/4L USM : f/5.6, 1/1000 sec, 200 mm, ISO 800. Click for location
Category: Altered Reality and TravelFriday, 22 Apr 2011 11:06 am