Storm's a-comin'


Another from my shoot with Dr. Jim Fisher, author of the forthcoming “On the Irish Waterfront.”

Shooting notes: This shot uses the wonder of Auto-FP mode on the SB-900, which uses rapidfire pulses instead of a single flash to allow syncing at any shutter speed, even, as I used here, 1/8000th of a second (to get those ominous clouds really dark). You lose a lot of power, though, so I was holding the flash attached to a a Lumiquest Softbox III just an inch or so outside the frame, very close to his head. Fired at 1/2 power. Nikon D3, 24-70mm f/2.8.

James - Fabulous. Awesome exposure, sharpness, and I love the cool tone. The green water is very appropriate in this case too.

Patrick - Beautiful portrait, great moodiness in this photograph! BTW, I was one of the guests at Emily/Jeff’s wedding yesterday (the guy who helped hold up the SB-III during the outdoor shoot). Didn’t want to disturb you while you were working, but was very interesting to see you at work.