My friend Susan and I were at the night market at Carriageworks Eveleigh tonight. As the event kicked off we witnessed the smoking ceremony performed by the local Aboriginal elder. Here are some photos from the event.
These were shot on my Leica Q. I am more and more pleased how little I needed to think about the camera settings as I get used to my Leica system. The ergonomics of Leica Q is outstanding. The images on this post were processed with a trial copy of Alien Skin Exposure 3 software.
A smoking ceremony is an ancient custom among Indigenous Australians that involves burning various native plants to produce smoke, which is believed to have cleansing properties and the ability to ward off bad spirits.