Shiny Happy People

Beautiful day, gorgeous light, happy people – what more do you need?

A few portraits from our local spring festival last weekend. It’s not the first time I have shot the festival, though I took a different approach this time.

D700 + 50mm lens. All were taken close to maximum aperture, usually within a few seconds of asking if the subject minded being photographed. I reduced saturation and added some film grain in Adobe Lightroom.

(Another of our local festivals. It’s held every two years, so perhaps I’ll shoot it again this Autumn?)

Ukimafunado Festival 2008 from Tony McNicol on Vimeo.

6 Responses to “Shiny Happy People”

  1. Jamaipanese says:

    excellent photographs, thanks for sharing.

  2. Harvey says:

    These are great. 50mm and the guts to approach people. Gotta love it!

  3. Luisa says:

    Excellent, really. I just wish I had your courage to approach people for a photo!

  4. yonasu says:

    Amazing photos! I love the first one, what camera do you use?

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