Friday, February 11, 2011

Hard Sun, Hard Flash


Adolfo: Hard Sun, Hard Flash
Originally uploaded by killy
Completed my assignment for today, but again, in a terrible rush. I hurried home, picked up my equpiment and tried to get to the park before the sun went down and before the kids got too tired to humor me. Made it just as Adolfo had tired himself out scooting around the perimeter of the park.

"You're not going to use the umbrellas today?" he asked. "Nope," i said, "we're gonna do bare flash today"

And so after a brief dance around the sun trying to get the right angle we settled in and took a few shots. The whole time i was anxious to get home. I believe this is a symptom of office work: a compulsive need to get HOME and BE home.

As usual, i see everything i didn't do to make this shot better. Perhaps we'll try again tomorrow morning with grandpa.

Strobist info: out in the park, Feb 11th at around 4:45 - 5:00 in the evening. Vivitar 285HV bare flash held by my wife about 5 to 6 feet away. The exposure was 1/200@4.5. Got the open apeture by shooting through a polarizer which eats up a stop or two depending on your angle to the sky. Wanna try this tomorrow morning with my father-in-law and take my time. Want to shoot with a bare flash and then again with the umbrella. Saw a couple of examples of this technique and the results were pretty astounding. Gotta practice this one.

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