Pine Leaf Boys, Travis Matte & The Kingpins, Eunice Downtown Mardi Gras, Feb. 27, 2017
The Pine Leaf Boys, followed by Travis Matte and the Kingpins, performed on the Fred Charlie Stage in downtown Eunice for Lundi Gras (Monday before Mardi Gras), Feb. 27, 2017. The photos of the Pine Leaf Boys were taken during the first part of their set. I went home for supper and then returned to photograph Travis Matte and the Kingpins. The bright and dark contrasts in the stage lighting presented major challenges that I tried to deal with in Lightroom and Photoshop, so some of the images have a kind of surreal dynamic range achieved through post-processing. Regardless of what I did, some areas under bright lights were totally blown out. Even if I had used flash, the basic problems with strong contrasts would have remained, but I chose to stick with available light to avoid creating an unnecessary distraction at the event.

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