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Accordions ROCK!

We spent this past weekend playing music, selling swag and partying down at the 22nd annual Cotati Accordion Festival. On Saturday, I spent a lot of time wandering the festival grounds with my camera. I’m just now culling through the hundreds of photos I took. This one was taken fairly early in the day, and though not indicative of the energy and craziness of the festival, the image presents a back story of its own.

Cotati Accordion festival backstage scene

Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L at 82mm. 1/100 at f/5.6, ISO 200.

Canon 5DM3 looking for stories at the Cotati Accordion Festival.

Black and white and red

It’s Labor Day, and I’ve got a bit of a stomach malady. Nothing serious, but barbecuing isn’t going to happen here at the homestead. Neither do I feel motivated to pull out the camera. So I decided to pull up an older shot and do some Photoshop play. The image was first converted to black and white using the Nik Silver Efex Pro (version 1) plugin, then I selected all the reds from the original image layer, copied and pasted them them into their own layer. I merged the reds with the black and white layer, did a little fine tuning, et voilà:

Black and white with red added back

The red clad group are members of the Hubbub Club hanging out backstage after their set at the 2011 Cotati Accordion Festival.

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm.

Canon T2i seeing red.