It’s always a good idea to take your camera with you because you just never know when you will see chix making art with chainsaws (how often do you get to say chainsaw, chick, and art in the same sentence). This past weekend I was in Old Town Manassas for the Fall Jubilee. My son’s scout troop was set up for a fundraiser so I took the opportunity to walk around and see what was going on. What I came across was a demonstration of chainsaw carving being performed by two women. They called themselves Chix with Chainsaws and it was a lot of fun to watch them do their thing. Unfortunately the sun was high in the sky and almost in my face. There was also a barrier of police tape that kept the spectators back a safe distance but made getting tight shots pretty difficult. I shot at f-2.8 with my 200mm to try and isolate the artists. To place further emphasis on them I used the new adjustment brush in Lightroom 2 to burn in the surrounding areas. If you haven’t had the chance use this new feature, I think you will be pleasantly surprised with the possibilities it presents without ever having to take your images into Photoshop.
Chix and Chainsaws
October 6, 2008 by · 17 Comments