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Sunshine on a rainy day

By dathersmith  
Believe it or not this was taken on a jetty on Coniston Water last night in the howling wind! I'd arranged a shoot with Carla and despite the wind and rain on the day we decided to go ahead and she suggested she wore her bikini and sun hat, what an ace model! Apart from the wind blowing my light stand over and completely destroying my umbrella we had a good shoot. I suppose it could have been worse though as luckily the flash didn't get blown into the water Tongue

Thanks for taking a look, comments as ever appreciated.


Tags: Travel Sunshine Off camera flash Portraits and people Flash and lighting

Voters: nonur, mart87uk, graceland and 19 more

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johnnyboy114 9 231 106 United Kingdom
25 May 2011 10:37PM
Worth the hassle Darren as the light balance and the angle are really very good on this. I like it! Simple, effective and worth the effort!

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dathersmith 11 559 12 United Kingdom
25 May 2011 11:00PM
Thanks Johnny, seems you're on your own with this one though. Considering the conditions I'm pleased with it and you could almost be forgiven for thinking it was a sunny day (IMHO).

johnnyboy114 9 231 106 United Kingdom
26 May 2011 7:28AM
Exactly. I like it.

Female/model portraits tend to go one of two ways on this site now.....dont' get any comments or votes or get hundreds because it was shot by a particular photographer who has loads of followers (there are about 2-3 togs with that. Not their fault and not a criticism of them, not at all. Just the way the site works). Strange, but thats how it goes I guess.......

Still quality work fella!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
26 May 2011 5:17PM
You've done an excellent job here, Darren - it looks like a beautiful summer's day! Wink A wonderful quality portrait Smile
Trev Smile
dathersmith 11 559 12 United Kingdom
26 May 2011 5:23PM
Thanks guys, it's encouraging to get some positive feedback. I know what you mean Johnny and lack of votes doesn't bother me but knowing the conditions I was working in I was particularly pleased with the result.

Thanks for your time.

Martyn_U 9 7 England
26 May 2011 9:13PM
As it has already been said, simple but effective Darren.

Richsr 11 91 223 England
31 May 2011 7:16PM
Like the angel of this one Darren, and given the condition the lighting has worked well.
For me the smile which is a little forced has caused some creases in the face, best thing with these is to wait a very short while for the face to relax and than take the shoot.
Regards Richard
dathersmith 11 559 12 United Kingdom
31 May 2011 7:37PM
Thanks for the advice Richard, I'll try and remember this one for next time.


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