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Mustang Sally

This shot was conceived as an idea to update one of my all time fave photos "Portrait of a Psychedelic Surfer" (see comments) but this time with a female perspective. Of course it has nothing like the same spark, as this was contrived where the original was a spontaneous reaction to the way the elements combined on a special day.

 

But it has a certain something that i like, the quirky englishness of the way she's standing there in her stripey pink wellies! and the way the long shadow anchors her to the corner of the frame.

 

It was hastily arranged (in a few hours) with the first willing female i could find in reaction to a request from a potential client who was on a deadline, i don't think it will come to fruition with that particular customer, but I thought it was worth giving the shot its moment in the spotlight here.

 

Massive thanks to Sally for being game to turn up at short notice and wade about in a very cold english channel (the boots came off a bit later) whilst i tried to figure out the best way to deal with shooting almost directly into about a billion megawatts of direct sunlight.

 

*William update: he seems much better today, and so far the rest of us haven't got it (fingers remain crossed on that one)

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Taken on February 15, 2012