Monday, Nov. 24, 2008

Bonnie Springs

Just 15 miles from downtown Las Vegas, Bonnie Springs is an Old West theme town that features lots of family attractions, including a staged "posse" show, in which visitors are asked to play the roles of Villain, Judge and Defender. Muscionico used a wide-angle (24 mm) lens and moved in close to capture the players' faces. He also got down low and tilted the camera up, so he could fit all the story's elements — from the crossbar on the noose to the sheriff's holstered weapon — comfortably into the frame. (Most of the staged plays end the same — with the villain meeting his just deserts.)