Lindsay-Anne on the stairs

Shot at an abandoned mental health facility.

Somewhat retouched shot that originall had Glen's head on the right, and a distracting railing on the left. One of many where the background lights didn't go off for me so b&w was the natural choice..

Strobist: SB-600 into home-made beauty dish high and almost dead on, 1/2 power.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 18th May 2008, This photo: 5:02pm

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  • Rob Ferris || CARJO Photography said:
    I like this one. Her expression is quite effective, and I like the pose.
  • chris.peplin said:
    Agreed, good expression. Some more context of the environment may make it grab attention more.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Rob, yeah I liked the expression on this one too.
    Context would have been more obvious had I not had to crop Glen out on the right hand side. Also a 50mm prime in those tight confines also tends to be a little limiting, and 20mm was way too wide.
  • Xenedis said:
    Yet more evidence that you need a 35/1.4L. :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Well yes.... but I *need* a 70-200/2.8L IS first. Ideally before June 7th.
  • mike costolo said:
    This came out well. Nice job.
  • shonkathan said:
    A bit more of Glen on the right hand side would have made this shot 'pop' for me - maybe crop the model out a bit to fit him in there?
    She does look good in B&W I'm going to have to try a few of those.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Mike :) I see you've been doing a fair bit of studio stuff lately too.
    Well I can send you the original with your blurry head in it if you'd like ? ;-)
  • The Sage of Shadowdale said:
    Very nice Dave. I guess it also doesn't hurt that she's a fairly stunning girl.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Mike :)
  • glossyfloss (Supriya) said:
    very tastefully done!
    lovethe monotones and the net stockings!
  • David de Groot said:
    B&W works well on Lindsay. But then, I've always been partial to B&W for portraits.
  • Mr Magoo ICU said:
    I really like this series of shots - great model & location.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks, we were thinking of you when exploring the location :)