Thursday, 27 July 2017

Lippy Ladies project - Alice

I was down in Sheffield this evening to photograph another Lippy Lady.

On the drive there we had brilliant sunshine, wind, rain and then torrential rain followed by sunshine, it was a variable, to say the least!

the view from the end of Alice's street is spectacular, so much so that people seemed to be turning up just admire it while we were shooting. 

This is the view Alice seems every time she takes off on her bike for a ride, leaving the city and entering the countryside. So, this seemed like an obvious location for her shoot.

The sky was filled with fast moving clouds, occasionally revealing a brilliant sun, low in the sky but not yet near setting. this made of tricky exposures, so much so I had to resort to fill-in flash on some exposures.

We could see the rain making its way up the Rivlin Valley towards us and sure enough within no more than 10 minutes of starting we had to shelter in the car as it chucked it down. It was all over in 15 minutes but the light was very contrasty by now and the fast moving clouds allowed the sun to play hide and seek.

Despite all this Alice was very patient and put up with the weather and to a greater degree me asking her to look here and there.

I used my Canon 5D2's with the holy trinity of Canon L zooms, the 16-35mm f2.8, 24-70 f2.8 and 70-200mm f2.8 IS with a Canon Speedlite 430 EXII and Canon ST2 remote control.

Processed in Lr CC

Shooting into the sun as I was I was able to get some lovely lens flare, I've left this one in colour for best effect.

 Alice rides a stunning Triumph Street Triple R Dark Limited Edition.

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