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By chrisevans
On Sunday I'm asking Alessandra if she can manage a short notice location shoot. By Tuesday evening we're collapsing back into the car after an afternoon shooting at the stunningly beautiful Lavender Farm just South of London. I don't do much location shooting, I really like the idea but the organizing and the permutations of things that can go wrong always put me off, especially as I like to use off camera location flash. But we did it, Alessandra was amazing, and patient and very accommodating to help in any way. I used my D800, various lenses on the day but this shot was taken with my trusted 70-200mm because I wanted to compress and blur the background. I used a single off camera strobe camera left with remote trigger. I originally had the white balance set warm but as this was a RAW file I've since cooled it down as I wanted the Lavender to be shown in its true colour. All exposures adjusted by eye from the back of the camera screen, environment about 1 stop under exposed with Alessandra filled in with a reasonable correct exposure. The Lavender bush in the foreground left has a little more flash spill than I would like but its what happens on location, no flags or grids.

Tags: Portrait Dance Ballet Portraits and people Location shoot Beauty in nature

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15 Jul 2019 3:48PM
Lovely "Lady Lavender"

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Very effective capture in such a lovely setting GrinGrinGrinGrin
15 Jul 2019 6:06PM
Good work!
16 Jul 2019 11:03AM
Love the location and composition, Superb lighting and pose...Well Done...
BrianSS 12 400 39 England
16 Jul 2019 2:43PM
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2019 10:35PM
was there last week...
beautiful location... beautiful image
17 Jul 2019 6:25AM
Exceptional image, Chris!
sparrowhawk Plus
10 277 2 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2019 10:54PM
truly stunning

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