Sunday, January 24, 2010

Romeo & Juliet - Day 24 of 265

Romeo & Juliet (24 of 365)

I kind of "geeked" out on tonight's shot. This is a toy house that my one year old daughter, Ava, plays with. I saw it sitting there today and got the idea to selectively light it to set up my version of the Romeo and Juliet balcony scene.

I used Christmas lights for the stars in the background. I used a Nikon SB-600 with an orange gel for the inside of Juliet's room and a gridded SB-600 to light up Romeo. The flashes were fired via the D90's CLS remote. I used the on-camera pop-up flash on a very low setting to light up the house a tiny bit and a desk lamp to put a tiny bit of light on Romeo's head (otherwise the back of the head disappeared into the black sky). I wished that I had more flashes to work with because I had intended to light the ground under Romeo a bit to light the green felt that I had there and to prevent him from looking like he was floating. Oh well.

Definitely not a work of art, but it was fun to play with light on this one.

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