Roll 235. Spelmansstämma / Folk music festival
The weather was excellent at the spelmansstämma / folk music festival. Bright sunlight, but not hot, which must have been nice for all the folk dancers wearing heavy wool clothes.
The bright sunlight also caused everyone to squint all the time, and the harsh light didn’t do wonders for the pictures. Not that it stopped anyone, I think I saw more cameras than fiddles during the day.
The happy dude in the picture below contributed two cameras to the count, as a newspaper photographer he had two huge pro cameras with zoom lenses. He didn’t let the unfavorable light stop him and gently moved his subjects into the shade to get the portraits he wanted. I think he would have liked to take a break to stop and discuss gear with me, but his journalist buddy rushed on to the next interview victim, and he had to follow.
Just for comparison I did the same maneuver and got my friend Reia to pose in the shadow for a quick portrait. It gives a nice effect, doesn’t it?
As compared with the harsh light squinting of shooting in direct sunlight.
Below is an example of the problems caused by pinholes in the shutter curtain I mentioned in the last post.
Usually it’s not too big a deal to photoshop out of the picture. But if I would ever like to do darkroom prints of my negatives it would definitely be an issue.