May 26 is Red Nose Day, an annual event designed to help kids living in poverty. Click on the image for more details.
I won’t kid you. I first saw the add for this event in Walgreens and thought to myself what a fun photo op it would be, before ever really realizing that for just $1, I’d also be contributing to a good cause. In 2014, I learned about this rather late and all the red noses at Walgreens had been bought up. So I bought a red nose from Amazon.com and donated to the Red Nose Day fund. Last year (2015), I forgot about it because I was dealing with all of the things an Executrix deals with upon the death of my mother. This year (2016), while visiting a Walgreens in Yakima Washington back in April, I bought the “official” red nose.
In case you were wondering, this photo was taken in my ersatz home “studio” (aka livingroom), with a Canon 5DSR, a Canon 24-70mm f2.8 lens at the 70mm focal length, lights and the white umbrellas. Settings were ISO 250, f6.3, shutter 1/20. I had to do a little de-saturation of the reds and pinks in the image, and I used a little noise reduction as well. Both hands held cameras, so I placed the remote shutter release on the floor used my toe to hold down the button.