Friday, January 23, 2009
January 23rd - Life is a Beach
Oh I'm havin' fun now and I know what you're thinking... Yes, I shot this TODAY. Yes I shot it here in Friday Harbor... (well OK, the image in the background I shot last January in Hawaii), but the foreground was shot today. After dark. In my living room. Here's the setup I used. One bare strobe on 1/4 power and 80mm zoom about 24" above the plateful of sand and shells. Shot up close and personal with macro lens. Sand and seashells imported from San Felipe, Mexico, rocks from Sucia Island and the Chiton - well I don't know where we got that. Combine all ingredients, layer sand over surfer with Photoshop and bake at 85 tropical degrees. And I have to give credit to my daughter Courtney for coming up with the idea to shoot some rocks from our beach collection jar. 1/6th sec. f/29 iso 200 Lens at 56mm focal length.