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I went to a friend's Taiko drum concert few days ago (Fushu Daiko), and was lucky enough to sit at the front row right at the center. So I took many photos, but one that intrigues me is the one below.
Couple of questions:
1. I tried to time the photo when the performer bent backwards, to capture still motion, and was lucky enough when the performers in the back all shouted something at that same moment. But - does this actually work - with in-focus person without a face? For whatever reason this is my favorite photo of the entire concert, but I'm not entirely comfortable with it (besides missing face, the background people are lit up more than the one in the foreground).
2. This photo, and all others, have a heavy color cast (probably accentuated by ISO5000), however the stage was also lit up with colored lighting. I want to tone it down without loosing stage lighting effect, so the eye-dropper in PS or Lightroom won't really work since it will (and does) remove all color casts including the ones I'd rather keep. I made a few random pecking attempts with the dropper and found one spot where the cast was toned down a bit, but this was purely random. Is there another option?
First photo is original (adjustments in LR: +0.5 exposure, +37 highlight recovery, +2 black level; Noise Ninja luminance NR, faded to 80%)
Second photo is same adjustments, but with the slight color correction.
1/500s @ f/4, 70mm, ISO 5000
No Color correction:
Slight color correction: