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Evening's Sun

By Wellspring  
An evening shoot with setting sun, SB600 to right and behind with gobo to keep light off camera, SB800 with lightsphere on left to add fill

ISO 200 1/125s f/13 75

Tags: Woman Pretty Sun Dusk Evening Girl New forest Portraits and people

Voters: BrianSS, jimmypaton, bayleaf and 11 more

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12 Feb 2009 3:42PM
Not sure about her expression, but the light is incredible.

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Wellspring 9 86 37 England
12 Feb 2009 3:45PM
That is a good point - what is her expression?
Mellow Thoughtfulness?
What are those people over there thinking about me surrounded her with flashguns on tripods?

Thanks for your comment Smile
Wellspring 9 86 37 England
12 Feb 2009 4:09PM
Thanks for the mod Rob.

Its making me think about the lighting - in one way your mod is better, brighter etc. But in another way it is not realistic cos the main light is behind her. The shadow of her nose does not make sense, nor does the light on the side of her head rhs.

So now I am not sure how I should have lit it to get the best out of the ambient light.

Mjhearne 11 432 4 Scotland
12 Feb 2009 4:25PM
Great lighting!!!

Well controlled!

2himanshu 10 23 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2009 4:36PM
incredible light, professional shot
stevenb Plus
14 265 6 England
12 Feb 2009 4:48PM
Hi John
I've done mod you can see my comments there.

Geraint 11 715 34 Wales
12 Feb 2009 4:51PM
Maybe the SB800 with Lightsphere should have been placed on the (your) right rather than left, as the sun seems to be able to light the left side. Either that, or keep the lighting setup you had here and add a reflector to the right side to bounce back light from the sun and the SB800. I actually quite like this though. Maybe you could have turned down the power of the backlight a little bit.
miptog 12 3.6k 61 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2009 5:16PM
Models face requires more fill, and the ambient is brighter than the models face. Suggests increasing shutter, and using a wider aperture. There is a lovely golden light on the model. The right side of the models hair and face (camera right) the light from the flash is "white", and perhaps a gell would help next time. May be worth trying a FP sync shot so that you can increase speed over 1/250th to reduce ambient further.

Great shot, and all the above and relatively minor.

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