Following on from my post earlier this week showing an action picture from a recent Mountain Biker shoot using the new Elinchrom Skyport Plus HS, at the end of the shoot I did manage to shoot something more in keeping with my usual work.
At the end of the shoot we packed away all but one of the Elinchrom Quadra Packs and my 135cm Octa to grab a picture of Patrick at a spot we saw at first on the way in; a great location that was high up on the rim of the Devil’s Punch Bowl in Surrey:
Thanks to the supporting arms of my friends Brian Worley and Brian Dukes, the Octa was held in position slighly higher than Patrick, angled down slightly and close in, literally just out of frame on the right.
To match the naturally overcast soft light I kept both the inner and outer diffusion panels on the Octa and also positioned it so that it was aiming to the front and past Patrick so that he would catch the softest part of the light aka feathering.
As the light was starting to fade I was able to shoot wide open at f/2.8 and not exceed the 1/200sec sync speed; which I could have quite easily using the new HS (Hi Sync).
And of course grabbing a quick Father and Son picture of my Buddy Brian Dukes and Patrick with the same set up was a must!
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