Kara in the Tunnel

I ventured into a narrow tunnel that leads to a gun slit on the side of the fort. The late afternoon sun was coming through the slit and I just had to make use of it.

I positioned Kara to just get some nice sun backlighting and then added a snooted gridded 580exII on a stand camera left and about half the distance from me to her. Power setting might have been around 1/64th from memory.

Of course Allan spotted what I was up to and took the same shot with Jeff's 85/1.2L, which gave a brighter shot, but with a dreamier softness surrounding.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 23rd August 2009, This photo: 3:42pm

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  • dtmateojr said:
    Awesome light focus on her face. Very well done.
  • Out_and_About said:
    What the heck is a "snooted grided" 580exii (I know what the 580exii is :D )
    It's a lovely shot.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    Michelle, it's a little tube (well rectangular tube) of cardboard filled with black straws. The light beam is tightly focussed where you aim it. It's hard light, but can work well for adding just that bit of light where you need it.
  • Jack High said:
    Great lighting and pose. You made excellent use of your surrounds.
  • allan_niels3n said:
    very nice, looks a little like mine ;). The 85mm 1.2 is an awesome lens and creates such beautiful bokeh. Here is the link to mine if people are interested: www.flickr.com/photos/allan_nielsen/3847752459/
  • looby88 said:
    very nice, at this rate Kara's career is coming on well too !!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Jack - Ft Lytton has some great spots. :)
    Looks like yours :P bah! Who setup the shot eh ? :P
    But yeah the f/1.2 bokeh is definitely something else :)
    hehe well she'll have no shortage of shots to use in a portfolio if she ever needs one ;-)
  • Schoolbookdepository said:
    Turned out really well.
  • P de G 1952 said:
    Grandfather's heart felt opinion.............Kara is gorgeous.............Awesome shot David.
  • Clarky the Lion said:
    lovely, your depth of field is so well executed. a great shot in a nive mysterious place.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Duncan :)
    Thanks :)
  • shonkathan said:
    Hey, cool. Nice tunnel.
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed it it, you'd know which one it is too ;-)
  • Millisynth said:
    Great shot.
    Lovely portrait and the setting gives it a bit of mystery.
    Nice work.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Milli - one of my favourite shots from the day :)