Monday, January 23, 2012

Winter at the Beach #5

Another photo from our December shoot on the beach. This is Lauren at the very end -- cold, windy and barely any color in the sky. She had this very detailed scarf on, so I asked her to put it over her head. Made for a different look, and I kind of liked it. The color version here was nice, but I liked the simple black and white conversion with Nik Silver Efex a little better. 1/640 sec at f/5, 85mm with on-camera flash in high speed sync mode. Seems like at the bitter end of each shoot we try and do the delicate dance of balancing flash and ambient, and when you get it right the scene looks almost fake, like a cut-and-paste job. Somehow, the monochrome here seems to unify things a little more to my eye.

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