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The Corridor

By Hop-A-Long  
I think this has been the longest I have been away and i apologise for that.
I hope i find you all well and still snapping away.
I have had so much work on just lately I didn't know whether I was coming or going. I still have a 2000 word essay on Rephotography to complete and a presentation to do all before the end of May.
I'll get it done.......................hopefully, hahahaha.

Right, this image.
I went to Brixham a little while ago on holiday and see my parents.
One day I popped to Berry Head and decided to go down into the old limestone quarry that is there. This is an image of part of the old offices that are there.
Believe me when I say they stink. Fishermen have used them and left old bait lying around, I shall say no more.
Anyway apart from holding my breath whilst I placed the flash in the doorway nothing really happened during this shot. It was when i went to take a shot of the railings that you can see at the end of the corridor when the fun started.
I walked through the building and out onto the balcony area, huge mistake already. I am scared stiff of heights, I may have mentioned this before once of twice. The balcony area must be a good 20 feet above the sea, to high for me.
Once I had assessed the situation, screamed and made a hasty retreat I formed a plan of action. I got to the doorway that leads onto the bbalcony and decided to get my shot from there, shooting from the hip. It's a good job it was digital or else it could have ended up being a self portrait.
I was just about to take the shot when I felt something wet on my hand, I looked down only to find something not nice, bloomin' seagulls.
It was everywhere, all over my hand, camera, lens, trousers, floor, well actually the floor didn't really matter.
I finally got myself and everything else cleaned up and proceeded to take the shot. Click, just check I have what I want. Answer, no. Hmm!! flash required to highlight the railings. Try again with the flash fitted, perfect.
I then continued to take shots until I got the composition right. Finally with the shot in the bag off i went. No I didn't, I can't hide it.
I got the shot I was after and began to put my gear away when I heard someone shouting, I looked round, noone there. Must be hearing things so I carried on doing what I was doing.
"Oi you up there". I looked around again and then realised it was coming from the sea not the land. I carefully approached the railing only to find a small fishing boat just below.
"Yes mate, can I help you" I said. I wasn't expecting the answer I got. "Are you alright, I don't know morse code but I figured you were stranded or something when you kept flashing me out at sea for help" he said.
My mouth went very dry and my cheeks went very red, "sorry mate, I was just taking a photo" I replied in a rather embarrassed voice. I won't type what he said next as I don't have a blue button, I think you can guess.
I hope I never bump into him in Brixham in the future.
Well, I got the shot that I wanted.
I hope you like this one.

Look after yourselves and hopefully it won't be so long before I am back again.

Nikon D300
Nikon 18-55mm
ISO 100
Shutter 1/60
Nikon SB900 Flash
Wireless Flash Trigger

Tags: Flash Nikon d300 General Lighting Hallway Architecture Door Office Nikon sb900 Doorway Corridor Flash and lighting

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taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
9 May 2010 1:06AM
Good to see a post by you and to read another narrative--- Adventures by hop-a-long!
Don't stay away agin so long!

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LexEquine 11 19 United States
9 May 2010 2:16AM
Very nice capture, Andy, considering "all the hassle" that you had to go through. Your capture has a nice focal photographic impact in lightly saturated color, with excellent clarity, tones, & comp. Nice job. Don't work too hard. Regards...Peter
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
9 May 2010 5:41AM
Love the story, Andy, and great to see you back, if only briefly. Carol
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
9 May 2010 7:22AM

Quote:Love the story, Andy, and great to see you back, if only briefly. Carol

I agree.

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
9 May 2010 7:32AM
Great to see you back and with a great story also.
The picture is great also

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
9 May 2010 8:04AM

Quote:Quote:Love the story, Andy, and great to see you back, if only briefly. CarolI agree.


me to
love the picture as much as the story
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
9 May 2010 9:17AM
I thought you had been on your travels for rather a long time, Andy, but it's good to see you posting again. Equally good to read your report, hilarious as usual! I wonder if the photo would look good in b&w? Certainly looks fine here. Did you get a shot of the fisherman?
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1916 United Kingdom
9 May 2010 9:17AM
The most effective use of flash I've seen here in ages. You've created the feel of an interior outdoors, a room that's part of the landscape. Slightly surreal.
Love the idea of using flash to send a Morse message, definitely to be remembered in an emergency.
Good to see you back on site if only occasionally. I still keep an eye open round the Monument on a Saturday morning...
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
9 May 2010 4:12PM
Nice to see you back Andy,and glad you have not ''smellavision'' with this one.Nothing worse than the smell of rotten fish,and God's knows what else !! A ''brave'' take under the circumstances !!
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
10 May 2010 9:46PM
Fascinating image and write up - good to see you uploading again Andy

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