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Reaching for Red

Netherlands, Rotterdam, Flickr meetup at the Lloydkwartier. (topic)

 

This is the original angle that I envisioned. I decided to first post the POV that Lookatit (Bob) suggested, as it felt very fresh.

 

Over time, the original angle started to grow on me, especially this take. I like the somewhat different impact and associations. I also like how the corners of this wide angle shot are filled with the buildings that seem to bow and look down. What do you think?

 

Credits

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Most of the girls and women at the meeting participated as hand models The hands and arms belong to ©© Carootje dimormar michah Dakota_ jolandaw Hetty 51 and Wendy - Saartje

 

Lighting assistent was rheauchyr

 

I got the idea for this photo from several photos that I have seen on Flickr (more on that later). My original idea was to take the photo from the side. Lookatit (Bob) suggested to lay on the ground and take this scene from below - a very good idea, thanks, Bob.

 

Inspiration

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I got the idea for this shot mainly from two photos that I had seen on Flickr.

Recently I saw alessandro silipo's image twice. A very simple, but effective shot of a pair of feet and legs in stockings. That made me think to do something simple with hands and arms.

Longer ago already, I also faved pumpkinoodle's She Can't Wait To Let Go!. That showed me what you can do with a balloon set against a cloudy sky. When I was in Finland, I purchased a set of big size balloons from a party store, to use as photo prop. Because there was no blue in the sky, I picked a red balloon, though, instead of orange.

 

Strobist.com info:

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I used 2 flashes. One 580EX MkII next to camera as master. A 580EX at full power (1/1) on a Manfrotto monopod as a slave. Slave flash was held high by the already tall rheauchyr I used the built-in Canon Speedlite IR communication to trigger the secondary flash.

 

Learn how to light at Strobist.

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Uploaded on November 13, 2007