While finishing up for the day, I spotted the sun illuminating palm leaves and thought it'd make an interesting backdrop.

Strobist: One brolly box camera right fairly close containting a single 580exII @ 1/4 power. Slow shutter speed for more ambient.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 14th November 2009, This photo: 5:02pm


  • GJ Wind said:
    Yes Sir, it's a Beauty again.
    I mean it also for the previous picture ; )
    Good shots!
  • accesser said:
    Very nice close portrait, interesting reading the last bit about the slow shutter.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :) The gardens are excellent for getting a range of locations for different moods.
    Yep, flash exposure is controlled by aperture, while ambient is controlled by aperture and shutter speed, so if you have your flash right, but want more or less ambient, adjust your shutter speed. :)
  • shonkathan said:
    I like the range of colours in the background that complement the flower in her hair.
  • FrAcTuReD...fOtOs said:
    This is what I need to practice. Lovely light and model.
  • SkattyKat said:
    beautiful Dave
    lovely lighting
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Glenn. Being the last of the day, the makeup was getting pretty shiny by then, so it's a wee hot on her left cheek and chin.
    Thanks Jeff. We can organise something next time you're in town.
    Thanks Kath :)
  • FrAcTuReD...fOtOs said:
    Love to mate!
  • new found hero * said:
    beaut work dave.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Glen, that was just after the bamboo attempts.