A little experimentation. For next year. Starting now.
Like many people involved with Mardi Gras — The Mardi Gras Indians, for instance — I take a little break from Carnival and begin to prepare for next year. They start sewing their suits. I start anticipating photo agency needs, which can be a little generic and bland to say the least. Agency Mardi Gras image licensing season — to advertising agencies and travel related companies and the like — starts in early fall. None of this means I’m actually going to be in New Orleans during Carnival, but I don’t have to be to do this work.
I thought that for next year I would build a little collection of images that have some like characteristics. Color intensity. Hue. Styling. Stuff like that. I began to experiment a little two nights ago. I thought that I would get you involved. I was going to add a poll to this post. But, you know how it’s been for me using WordPress technology, so I’ll just ask.
Which version of the two pictures do you like? If you have the time, why?
Just so you know. The first four pictures were made in cooler, more natural light. The bottom pictures were made in enhanced warmer light. The biggest two pictures are the original versions of the images. They have not been reworked in post production. All the rest were enhanced. I’m sorry that the thumbnails have a blue border. I’d prefer to keep the backgrounds clean and white. But, I have no idea how to change it.