Henna Tattoo 1



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Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken at a craft fair that was part of the attractions at the Bristol Balloon Festival.
Time
This was early afternoon in a large marquee. The weather outside was bright and sunny so there was plenty of light depite being inside.
Lighting
Although it was quite bright the canvas of the marquee diffused the light avoiding too many harsh shadows.
Equipment
OLympus E-410, 40-150 zoom (80-300 equivalent), 1/80, F8 ISO 400
Inspiration
I had been looking for someone doing these henna tattoos for a long time, mainly to get pictures of the intricate designs. However when I say the wonderful sculptured hands and the contrast with the much younger hands, they became the subject of the picture.
Editing
There was some sdjustment of the contrast to make the most of the texture and contours of the hands. This was then processed using the Topaz Black &White filter system to produce the final image.
In my camera bag
I normally carry just two lenses; 40-150 zoom (80-300 equivalent) and 14-42mm (28-80 equivalent) and a circular polariser.
Feedback
I used a zoom for this to concentrate on just the hands without having to encroach too much on the people involved and without blocking their light. With something like this it is all about the detail in the hands so use a larger aperture to lose as much background detail as possible.

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