#76 - The Harvest Writer

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    Back to full colour with a bang today. The sky was looking particularly pretty this evening so we drove out to a field which I spotted whilst driving the other day to do a quick shoot.

    This photo was used for a feature article by The New Yorker, on the home page of their website. See it here: cl.ly/2W1T

    YN460II on full power into shoot-through umbrella, camera left.

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    1. aiGi.boGa 103 months ago | reply

      Muy buena la composición, me gusta mucho el escenario elegido¡¡

    2. well-made birds [deleted] 103 months ago | reply

      Great shot! Great results with single flash and some imagination. Love it!

    3. David O. Andersen 103 months ago | reply

      excellent lighting, great portrait!

    4. just`ian 103 months ago | reply

      i like the look, however there's no way this girl could be writing. seeing as based on the sky and the background it's night time and there seems to be no type of visual light source other than the flash. so conceptually it just doesn't work for me, lol

    5. BlackburnMike_1 103 months ago | reply

      Don't usually like Strobist pics (I'm more of a natural light guy) but this one is really special. Good capture!

    6. JohnONolan 103 months ago | reply

      ian It was dusk, there was more than enough light for her to write by. Do know how I know? Cause she genuinely WAS writing.

    7. The New Yorker Magazine 102 months ago | reply

      John, just wanted to let you know we'll be running this photo on newyorker.com tomorrow morning as art for a blog piece on young writers. Thanks very much!

    8. randomwriter 102 months ago | reply


      This is a fabulous photo. Brilliant colours and the way the subject is engaging with her writing is captivating.

      I've used it to illustrate a piece about Free Writing Courses Online

      I've attributed the photo to you by name under the photo itself, then with a full backlink from the "Photography by" section near the comments box.

      Thanks for sharing!


    9. aleah (philippines) 102 months ago | reply

      Thank you very much for the photo! I used it in my article Tips in Starting a Successful Freelance Writing Career.


    10. andre_castedo 102 months ago | reply

      Nice shot, man. Congratulations!

      I'm planning buy one or two of those YN460ii flashes. Do you recommend them?

    11. B.Romain 97 months ago | reply

      Pretty well lighted :-)

    12. Jim-HSW 86 months ago | reply

      Hello John,

      Your photography is awesome! Thanks for sharing this beautiful image under CC license. I've used your image on my blog. Please find it here: hireseowriters.info/2011/10/why-to-hire-an-experienced-se...

      Best Regards,

    13. AndyShack 76 months ago | reply

      Hi, just saying thanks for both the nice photo and for making it available via CC.
      I have just used it to head up a blog post.
      Your attribution and a back link to this source are at the end of the post.
      If you are interested to see where it was used, here is the link

      Again, many thanks.

    14. imvijaysawant 57 months ago | reply

      awesome shot nice light

    15. earth5r 48 months ago | reply

      Great picture. We have published it as cover photo for our page- 'Writing for EarthJournal', with credit to your work, and link to your page. Thanks very much :) - earth5r.com/writing-for-earthjournal/

    16. cathym1016 42 months ago | reply

      Hi John, Love your work and this photo. I have used it on my web site mcnallycommunications. I have a link to this page.To see the photo on my site, go to: www.mcnallycommunications.com/college-essay-coach-info.html

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