It’s been a busy few weeks and despite my intentions I’ve struggled to post some of the shots from my recent trip to this years Port Fairy Folk Festival. Every year for more than a decade, I’ve made the pilgrimage to this Victorian coastal town to meet with friends to play and sing at The Caledonia Inn (aka The Stump Hotel). This set of photo’s were taken when I took quick break from the music and went for a wander up the main street of this normally quiet fishing town. Most of these shot’s have been cross-processed to have a vintage feel. I know this has been all the rage of late, but its not something I’ve ever really tried in the digital medium. I confess to being a little inspired by the work of Fred Herzog whose book Ive been recently digesting. See what you think…
Canon 7D | EF 24-70L | Handheld | Post: Aperture 3.0
Above: Buskers. Cross-processed. I took a few photo’s of these guys and settled on this one. I like how he’s looking out of frame at something and the lass on drum’s is busy adjusting something that we can’t see.
Above: Reflections. Cross-processed. This didn’t quite turned out how I’d pre-visualised. The reflection of this threesome is clearer than I’d like and I’ve lost all detail of anything that was behind the glass. Still, I like his expression and the fact that the woman beside him was trying to work out what on earth I found so interesting to photograph inside this shop.
Above: Man @ Table 3. Cross-processed. This shot worked a bit better with the focal subject and window reflections.
Above: Street performer. I wanted this man to stand out more from the crowd so I desaturated the background a little. He had a terrific energy which just made him compelling to watch. I tried to capture a sense of this through his facial expressions.
Above: Fish & Chips. Cross-processed. Of all the window reflection shots I was happiest with this one. I hope it improves with time.