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Ghostly light in the gathering darkness

By dudler  
Inspired by dark_lord and markst33's posts yesterday - Keith experimenting iwth off-camera flash, and explaining how it's done, and Mark's portrait lit with a light wand.

This is the cheap, continuous and safe alternative -a water-resistant, portable workman's LED light. Waiting a little longer so that hte ambient light could get darker would have altered the effect, in interesting ways - but we were right at the end of the shoot, and we were both getting chilly. Neena especially so, as she was wearing less than I was! (Though more than she usually does when close to a camera.)

And if we'd hung around too long, the Mother Ship might have beamed us up.

Tags: Mist Daylight Portraits and people Waste ground Neena continuous light source

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Irishkate Plus
9 41 118 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2017 9:31AM
Lovely work with the LED light - Neena 's hair blends in with the plants around her - a beautiful wood nymph!
Kate Grin

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rontear Plus
17 23 8 England
10 Jan 2017 12:14PM
Brave girl, John. Looks and probably was cold !!!!
Ron
TanyaH Plus
17 1.3k 409 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2017 12:18PM
I think the colour palette (not to mention the actual idea) is superb. Wonderfully autumnal and woodnymph-like, it's ever so effective Smile The only bit I'm not keen on is that white sky, as I think it detracts from the lower half a little. So my mod is simply a crop to remove the upper portion of the image.

Rather jealous of this actually, as it's such a simple idea (no offence!) but the result is just so beautiful.

T
dudler Plus
16 1.1k 1599 England
10 Jan 2017 12:30PM
Brilliant crop, Tanya. I wish I'd thought of that...
TanyaH Plus
17 1.3k 409 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2017 12:30PM
Hey, no worries ... wish it was MY image! Grin
banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4094 Canada
10 Jan 2017 1:55PM
Spooky
SlowSong Plus
11 8.7k 30 England
10 Jan 2017 4:00PM
I like this idea of lighting. Much easier than flash. This is so subtle and the model's hair gorgeously combines with the grasses. Love Tanya's mod.
x
dark_lord Plus
16 2.5k 632 England
10 Jan 2017 5:03PM
It is easier in many ways using a continuous light source as you can see the effect, both in terms of direction/shadows and intensity/balance.

I like Tanya's crop, though I think the full image would have worked well later as you suggest.
10 Jan 2017 5:19PM
If I hadn't read your explanation John I would've sworn that you were using a cardboard cut out Smile A really weird effect and no doubt what you were after.

JohnSmile
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
10 Jan 2017 7:07PM
Well created and presentated. A lovely image.
Ron
kaybee 15 7.0k 26 Scotland
11 Jan 2017 6:35AM
Could you not just leave her to relieve herself in piece?
lol

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