Mirror Mirror

Mirror-like pose of two dancers during a fiesta in San Pedro, La Paz province, Bolivia. Canon 5D Mark II camera and Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM lens. Exposure Details: 1/1000 seconds @ f3.5 ISO 400.

Here’s another dancer portrait from the San Pedro fiesta in Bolivia I attended in April this year. I think the colours and light in this shot are great. You can see a lot of beautiful diffuse light being reflected into the face of the main subject from the shiny dress of the dancer in the foreground. The sequins in the dress have also reflected several points of intense light on the main subject’s face which creates a kind of intrigue for me. With all this reflection going on I thought it was also interesting that the dress and pose of the two women create the illusion that you are looking into a reflected image of the woman in the foreground looking into a mirror. The expression on the main subject’s face adds a kind of drama/intensity which works well for me too.

Hope you are enjoying this month’s Bolivian Fiesta theme.

More to come soon.

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