Faces of Winter Magic Festival 2008


Winter magic festival is an annual event held at Katoomba to celebrate winter solstice. It is one big cultural event attracting people of all sorts. Dressing up is big on the agenda and thus it is a photographer’s paradise. There are bands, dancers, drummers, lots of firemen and representatives of almost all alternative lifestyles you can think of.

Please follow this link to explore the faces of the Winter Magic Festival 2008



I often use my Canon 580EX flash to fill in scenes like this, where strong sun generates deep shadows and it is impossible to actually view faces or details. This time the silhouettes of the people against this old building were very interesting on their own and thus I decided to take this photograph without the flash.