Lindsay-Anne in b&w

Later in the afternoon (early evening) we decided to try some hard light shooting in what was obviously the old Rec Room.

Plenty of wide open spaces in there.

This shot was lit with three strobes, a Vivitar 285HV zoomed to 105mm on a stand at 1/16th pointing almost dead on (just slightly camera camera right). A Nikon SB-600 at 1/64th, zoomed out to 24mm on the floor camera right, pointing at her mid-section. And a Canon 580ex (unknown power) to camera left-ish.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 18th May 2008, This photo: 5:59pm

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  • James Ottaway said:
    Love it. I wasn't there, but I really get a sense of the abandoned mood.
  • David de Groot said:
    The location definitely has some interesting potential. This room in particular is large and open and suitable for a few setups. I also have an idea for a corridor in another building.
  • shonkathan said:
    This B&W works well. I will have to try that.
  • David de Groot said:
    I shot this one with b&w in mind (actually used a custom b&w PictureStyle on the camera, and converted the raw with DPP).
    I like b&w and it works really well with hard lights.
  • teejaybee said:
    I see there are some up sides to these meetups :D
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah we get to play with all sorts of lighting setups :)
  • Warwick (wazzam) said:
    I like this one better than the other shot of Lindsay-Anne (the colour one).
    Beautiful tonality (is that word applicable in monochrome?) and expression.
  • David de Groot said:
    I have an even better one to come (well in my opinion anyway). But I may post something else in between. No point flooding the stream ;-)
    Yes, tonality is definitely applicable.
  • Meremail said:
    Lovely shot, David. The look on her face says she is still thinking of that stirrup chair.
  • David de Groot said:
  • Rob Ferris || CARJO Photography said:
    The lighting is great. It creates a moody feel and the style is something that one would expect to see in a magazine.
  • David de Groot said:
    Hard light and b&w really work well together, esp. in these sorts of surroundings. Thanks :)