Simon - yellow door

Inspired to a large extent by a set of photographs taken by Nick Turpin. I've been wanting to try using a focussed beam of light with the ambient just dropped down slightly for ages.


Strobist info: 1 x 580ex at 1/4 power through a 1/8 honl grid.


Set up here. No real post processing here - just a bit of contrast added.

  • 5ERG10 5y

    Great result with that beam. I like the brick wall, wonder what it would look like with a whole yellow wall.
    Yes that was stuffed and the eyes actually odd coloured marbles!
  • Ainsley Joseph PRO 5y

    I like the beam effect mixed with the ambient, it gives a natural feel of sunlight peeping through.
  • Steve Rutherford 5y

    Agreed. I have a few shots where I dropped the ambient down further and they look a odd (You are left wondering why the guy has a spot light shining on him) but this works reasonably well.
  • Ben Scott 5y

    this is very cool
  • Steve Rutherford 5y

    You old smoothie Mr Scott... Have you actually made it to Australia or are you still messing about in Asia?
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Taken on September 17, 2010
  • EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM
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