“Painted Ladies of Deadwood Gulch” For you daily dose of HDR I captured this lady sitting outside a burlesque house in Deadwood South Dakota. From my Black Hills series they have people who reenact the hay days of Deadwood. On a history note: ”Working girls” in Deadwood were as prominent a fixture as that of the many miners in the bustling boom camp. Though these “ladies”most likely arrived almost as soon as the first man, the first record of prostitutes coming to Deadwood was in July, 1876. Arriving with Charlie Utter’s wagon train, along with Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane, were several “professional” women, including two madams who went by the names of Dirty Em and Madam Mustachio. The two seasoned veterans had previously worked in many of the California and Nevada mining camps. The miners were so pleased to see the women that they lined up along the street and cheered.
One exposer HDR processed in HDR Efex Pro and Lightroom 4
Nikon D80 with Nikkor 18-135mm lens.