Before going into the blurb..
I was hoping to process a few images and catch up, but my wife & daughter are caught up in the travel chaos, so I'm trying to get insurance sorted for their extended stay, looking at coaches, trains ferrys etc, my daughter is in a bit of a state with the worry.
Whilst my wife & daughter were away I've been traveling a lot this week (before the problems), and its given me some great photo opportunities. Ive also tried a few different things, this been one.
This is something I've been practicing for a while, but this is the first one I'm happy with.
It was also the hardest set up I've ever had. In Staithes beck in pitch blackness, trying to focus wide open with a long lens, then getting the flash settings right trying not to trip over the ropes.
What I like (and I know not everyone will) is the bokeh and the shallow depth of field, this is exactly how I envisaged it. Very much as in camera - only a slight crop. (which I couldn't get round as I didn't want to get my feet any wetter than they already were).
The influence for this came from 2 EPZ members, one for the brilliant original from Martin.w(still one of my favorite EPZ images). Another came from an epz member asking me to look at some work on a.n.other site where strobist work is more prevalent.
Please look at the large version to get the full benefit of the DOF I was trying to achieve
FL = 135mm
Shutter Speed= 15 sec
SB900 Camera right @14mm with diffuser at 1/16 power (rear curtain)
Oh and if your interested North is to the left, for fun let me know how you can tell. One of the reasons I uploaded the colour version first.