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Old Jun 1, 2008, 10:05 PM   #1
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i usually like to use a studio strobe to do these shots. since we are off work for the summer i can't use my work strobes. so i have a vivitar 285 and i was using lance's nikon sb-600, each strobe was mounted to a light weight tripod, and i was using the ebay trasmitter and receivers, for 20 bucks they work!!! anyway, as i have stated before i love to backlight my subjects with the sun, i had posted a sunset a few weeks ago, and i thought that would be a great shot, and light the subjects in this setting. well sb-600 killed the batteries so just my 285 was working. this isn't really what i was going for, but i kind of like them also, i didn't crop to straighten because i filled the frame and didn't want to take to much out of the shot.

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Old Jun 1, 2008, 10:07 PM   #2
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Old Jun 1, 2008, 10:08 PM   #3
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Old Jun 2, 2008, 12:32 PM   #4
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this is more of the look i was going for, i know the composition is off, and the subjects are not really in the best positions, but the lighting is what i was mainly working on.
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Old Jun 2, 2008, 6:51 PM   #5
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Hey John,
I like #3 the best. it could be my monitor but, they appear a little harsh with that much lighting.
thats the trouble with monitors... they all differ so much.
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Old Jun 3, 2008, 2:35 AM   #6
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Interesting mixes of foreground subject lighting and silhouette

#3 seems to be the best balanced on my monitor as well

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Old Jun 3, 2008, 10:54 AM   #7
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#3 has my vote.

interesting shot. I havent really seen composition like that before but i think it works.

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Old Jun 4, 2008, 9:12 AM   #8
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thanks everyone, i agree #3 is the best out of the group, i'm going to try a studio strobe next time, i finally found someone that is willing to stand and cooperate. hahahahahaha
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Iagree with the above remarks about the hashness of light, whichalso abstract the background from the foregroundas ifit were a backdrop of picture!

Thus, observing the series, I'd,too, favour #3 considering also the thoughtful expression on the faces of the subjectsthat aren't looking at the camera but towards the light source except the wife,somehow reminding meTolstoy's narration at the begining of Anna Karenina about thehappiness of familieswhich resembleand their sorrowsthat couldvary!

Well done, John
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Nice shots,, i also like #3 the best
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