Marylin was awarded the Print of the Night for her image named ” She Plays On”. Her comments are:
The instrument is the Guqin which is said to be one of the most ancient dating back 3,000 years. The subject was performing at a Chinese New Year celebration this year at Mt Gravatt in February. The costumes, hair, and makeup of the performers were exquisite. I was fortunate enough to be in a position to take this photograph just at the right time with the musician’s fingers poised.
Taken with the Nikon D750 and Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED lens settings were f/5.6 1/200 sec ISO 3600 (Set on auto ISO)
Edited in Lightroom, cropped, and converted to B&W. Used masks to take distractions away from the background. (Although there was a black curtain behind the subject, the background still needed work.)
This gallery includes other images from her own collection.