In this shot I used the ceiling as a big softbox.


Model: Davina


Nikon D700, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8


Strobist: bare sb28 at 1/4, 24mm bouncing off the ceiling



  • coco♥rose 5y

  • Leon Tolner 5y

    Thanks Guys! :)

    WoW even Mr. Strobist himself, David Hobby added the photo to his favourites ;-)
  • Gerald Moncrief 5y

    This is a beautiful image and one of the reason I really want to get better at making photos.
  • Ronald Koster PRO 5y

    beauty !!! Photo & talent .. .. ..;-)
  • Michael Donovan 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Magnolia Blue Sky, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • dominic dane vergara 5y

    brilliant work!
  • SayGoudaCheese 4y

    Hier blijf je naar kijken...echt goed. Maar hoe krijg je dit blauw in het water?
  • David H PRO 3y

    Hi Leon-

    Just a quick note to say that this photo has long been one of my favorites from the Strobist Flickr group's 500K+ images and was selected to be featured as one of the reader photos in the upcoming Lighting 101 update. Meaning your photo will be inspiring many, many newbs every day as they work their way through Lighting 101.

    Awesome photo,
    David Hobby
  • Leon Tolner 3y

    @strobist Thanks David, I feel honoured :)
  • LKnechtel 3y

  • Daniel Russo 3y

    inspirational. Would have liked to have seen a larger version to enjoy the sharpness of the photo.
  • dominic dane vergara 3y

    a big WOW!
  • Johnny5.0 3y

    I love this.
  • Johnny5.0 3y

    The lighting is phenomenal.
  • Sheri PRO 2y

    Totally awesome. Saw this on Strobist.
  • Ben 2y

    Absolutly stunning! Seen on Strobist.
  • Murray Hadley PRO 2y

    This shot cracks me up! Seen via Strobist.
  • Justin West PRO 2y

    Impressed that you created this by bouncing the light from the ceiling. Was there much, if any post production? It's a spectacular image. (just noticing the catch lights)
  • should never have signed up 1y

    It's an excellent shot. But what I find so good about it is your creative thinking in getting her to lie in the bath and look up to the ceiling. I'm surprised your shadow doesn't show as you seem to be directly between her and the ceiling. Well done.
  • A.M 1y

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Taken on February 19, 2009
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