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Warrior of the Dawn

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All I can say about this shoot was "wow". I had a previous shoot with Danny Boy Stephens, an incredible Mi'kmaq warrior, back in January (see www.flickr.com/photos/brosha/4298799422/ ) that I didn't think we could out-do....but this morning - this incredible, beautiful morning - I think we did it.

 

Photographed at 5:30AM on the shores of the Great Slave Lake outside Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

 

Technical/lighting info: brought down all the studio strobes only to realize I forgot my Pocket Wizards, which basically rendered them useless. I sent my assistant, Andrea, back to the studio to get them, but didn't want to lose the incredible light, which I knew would change dramatically, and quickly. Improvised with a single off-camera Canon 550EX speedlite, model left (and about 10 feet in front of him), trigerred by a 580EX speedlte, on camera.

 

Thanks to both Danny Boy and Andrea for making this shoot a success. Tonnes more images to go through....this is just a quick preview.

  

See the full blog post on this shoot here: davebrosha.com/2010/08/18/fire-warrior/

 

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Taken on August 18, 2010