Friday the 13th. Stayed home & avoided the devil. Practicing product shots. This is what happens to nail polish after several years.
A boudoir shoot at Ashley Murfin Studios with 2 fun models.
Another %&!@$ rainy, thundery day in Ark city…
No self respecting set of images is complete without a puff of smoke.
Snooted flash, high beam flashlight, silver reflector, ISO 6400, f8, 1/250.
4 incense sticks stuck in a potato for stability, shoot until the rain forced me inside.
Add a bit of luck & the stew is done.
Stopped at Remic Rapids in the Ottawa river on the way to the season opener for the camera club. These stone sculptures, originally done every year by John Félice Ceprano (since deceased), are replaced every year by local folks looking to replicate (& honor) his work. Light painting on the front rocks. The foggy night adds to the ambiance.
An enjoyable shoot with Denis Rule – The Lighting Guy.
This 500mm f4 lens from Nikon is quite the beast.
This shoot used 3 speed lights and light modifiers from Aurora – including a collapsible beauty dish.
More about light modifiers at thelightingguy.ca
And, of course, the model – Cherry, was cheery and fun to work with.
R.I.P. Kazi the cat.
After 8 years of chasing anything that moved and squeezing into any box that was left unguarded, Kazi, the quiet leader, is gone.
As a reward for sticking it out in the federal public service for 30 years, one gets to choose their own gift. As retirement loomed near, I decided against a watch & opted for something more practical.
A walking path just about a mile down the road. We are lucky in Canada to have this kind of terrain readily available.
This dead tree seems to have had another growing inside it when it was brought down.