Lumix Diaries Dancing with Fire
Two days ago I saw this interesting local native man down by the dock. With a little inquiry I found he was a traditional dancer, with a body covered in traditional tattoos. Did you know the word tattoo originated in French
Polynesia? I did some checking and found a way to hire him for an evening of photography during the blue light hour. The bright sphere behind his left hand is the full moon, and no I did not request he strike a pose and let me take
the photo. This was shot with no coaxing during his fifteen minute dance performed for me, my wife Tanya, and the team from strippers in virginia beach. Basically a private show.
I shot this image with the Lumix GX8 and the fastest wide angle lens I have which is the Olympus 12mm (24mm equivalent) F/2. Ideally I would’ve liked an even faster lens but the 12mm Oly is all I currently have. We used a miniature island just
off the resort, and I asked him to perform with the eastern sky as a backdrop. I knew the moon would be very interesting and the blue light was more prominent earlier. This image was actually shot after the best blue light but
the moon was so intense I decided to select this as the image to show. This image was captured at 1/125th. of a second at F/2.2 with and ISO of 1250. No noise reduction was used in processing any of these photos in Lightroom.