Alec Chester  

Indian Celebration by Alec Chester

May 2020 - Indian Celebration

About the Image(s)

I saw these Indian women headed for a wedding and the colorful clothing looked better from the back than from the front. The image was taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV at 1/640 sec, f/4.0, ISO 400 at 105 mm from a 24-105 mm lens. I enhanced it in Lightroom with contrast and clarity, cutting back on highlights and white. I then used Photoshop to decrease the color in that area above their heads to avoid the colorful distractions.

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4 comments posted

Kurtis Sutley   Kurtis Sutley
(Group 38)
The colors in this image look almost surreal. I love how you desaturated the background to isolate the color. For my eye, the lack of any faces adds mystery and emotion to this image. The focus is spot on and the depth of focus seems to blind into the colorless background. To me you've taken an image with little interest, and with imagination and color manipulation stirred my interest and told a story. Very Nice.   Posted: 05/15/2020 14:49:49

Dennis Zhang   Dennis Zhang
The photo was token at appropriate angle, there's imagination. I like it very much.   Posted: 05/15/2020 16:12:05

Ron Clegg   Ron Clegg
The colors are really great. The small different patterns on the garments make look even closer for the details. The mystery is what are they all looking at. Very well done.   Posted: 05/15/2020 19:15:10

Marianne Shine   Marianne Shine
Brilliant colors and sharp patterns. Well done!   Posted: 05/19/2020 13:26:11