Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Dryad (Irina Sosnova), London

Via Flickr:
First image from a series shot with Irina Sosnova in a crowded, humid, 32C St James Park yesterday evening. Irina is awesome, and this image is just a shadow of her proper work which you can find here.

Shooting flash without CTO gel into the setting sun left the colour version a little tricky to balance to my satisfaction. There's a version in the comments below; the bokeh behind her are a little nicer with that burnished glow of sunlight, and the foreground branch is a little more interesting. That said, I like the way the B&W really focuses the scene on Irina.

As always, your thoughts on the colour vs the B&W would be of great interest to me, and much appreciated if you have a second to share them.

Info for strobist:

2x Canon 600EX-RT fired by ST-E3-RT. the first is at 1/4 under a white shoot through umbrella on the ground, 45 degrees to camera right and 3m from model. Perhaps that one is slightly too powerful. The second is at 1/8 on a light stand just above her head height, 45 degrees to camera left, 2m from Irina. A 1.2m silver reflector, anchored to a tree behind me with sellotape, is bringing a little of the sunlight in from behind camera right.

Hope everyone is having a fantastic week so far - catching up now.