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A blessing by the sea

Discussion in 'Portrait' started by Lisandra, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. Lisandra

    Lisandra TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jan 28, 2015
    You gotta love days like these, super bluey blue skies, cool breeze and a gentle 3 o clock sun.
    Shot with the amazing (AMAAAAZING) zeiss 135mm f1.8, with a 4 stop bw nd filter. ISO 100, f2.5, 1/160 of a sec with a mettle 600 watt monolight camera left at 1/2 power.

    PS nd filters makes anything on my LAEA4 front focus:(:mad:



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  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Great shot! Screams out pro work :thumbup: Couple should be pleased
     
  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Lovely, great memories
     
  4. NullMind

    NullMind TalkEmount Regular

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    Jan 17, 2015
    Great shot, lovely colours

    Why do you use the ND ?
     
  5. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
    José
    Would be too much light to allow the lens to be opened up and get the shallow DOF otherwise.
     
  6. Lisandra

    Lisandra TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jan 28, 2015
    The A7 flash sync speed is 1/250 of a sec. So to use non HSS flashes and monolights (I cant think of an hss sony monolight) you have to be at 1/250 or lower. Out in the full blast of the caribbean sun at 2pm that means using a 4 stop nd to land you square in 1/250 at f1.8, but since I used f2.5 shutter had to be dialed down to 1/160. The fact that I had to use 1/2 power on a 600 watt monolight should give you a hint on how absurdly bright the sun is here...
     
  7. Lisandra

    Lisandra TalkEmount Veteran

    216
    Jan 28, 2015
    Thank you all:eek:
     
  8. scott0487

    scott0487 TalkEmount Regular

    25
    Jan 9, 2015
    Very nice shot. In addition to it being so good technically, it conveys the love and bond between them.