Sunday, 13 January 2008
Here is my 'Happiness' photo. Now the observant among you may notice that I probably didn't take the photo. Lets say I was the artistic director. I used a voice operated camera and lightstand. This had the SB-24 off to camera left on 85mm. The camera was my friends K-10D. I actually wanted more of the tree, with the light fading the trunk in and out of the picture - but in the end I was happy with this one. Next time I would have directed the model to hold his hand slightly differently - because now I notice it looks weird.
Next is my 'Tree' picture. I was tempted to just use the one above, but in the end I used a slightly different picture as I wanted to use the sunset.
Again SB-24 was camera left, approx 45 degrees. I was trying to get the sunset in and capture the colours, but needed some foreground interest. Decided not to go for the obvious silhouette shot, so lit up the tree. I was first of all intregued to how green the trunk was. This didnt look green in the available light so the only thing I can think is that there is some strange effect going on with the orange sunset and the daylight flash and the balance brought out the green. Again on my friends K10D.
Aliens in the Woods.
My final assignment picture, taken a few minutes after the picture above. Yet again SB-24 to camera left but this time way in front of me. If you look very carefully you can see Rowan's silhouette to the side. What I love about this is the colours in the sky. I've been itching to get up to these woods in sunset for a long time, but since its been the early nights the weather hasnt been nice enough. The flash actually drowns the available light, which wasnt too dark. I also like the way the trees are partially lit - giving a sort of stone henge sort of effect.
Ok - so all of these were taken at the same night. I did take some more pictures, you can see the best of them here, but as I was so ill over the holiday these were all I could manage - but I am pleased with them.