That same picture of Emma yet again, pretty well enhanced.
Emma Bull of the Flash Girls, in performance. Taken at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, fall of 1994. I'd rented a Nikon N90 and their 80-200 f2.8 zoom to try out autofocus. I liked these pictures well enough that I bought my own. This was my first try at contrast masking in color digital photo manipulation. This photo was masked with a B&W negative of itself, then brightness and contrast were *heavily* pushed. Additional minor color and contrast adjustments were made. The background was cut out of an unmodified copy of the picture and pasted in (and it shows). Finally, some minor retouching was done.