Monday, February 10, 2014
MARIMBA DANCERS, CORTIJO EL ROSARIO NEAR PUERTO CORINTO, NICARAGUA, JANUARY 22, 2014
Pentax 18-135 at 135mm
Top: 1/320 sec f5.6
Bottom: 1/200 sec. f5.6
Marimba is a sweet and gentle traditional music and dance form popular in Nicaragua, and there was a fine demonstration of it during an open-air lunch at Cortijo el Rosario, a working horse farm owned by the Coen Trust, founded by a wealthy family with a long history in the country. Deborah Abbott needed a high ISO of 3200 to capture the dancers in deep shade, but denoising in Lightroom 5 yielded satisfactory photographs.