Summer Coda_Day 13_No Matter the Weather

Canon 5D Mark II camera and Canon 70-200mm f2.8 L series USM lens @ 70mm. Exposure Details: 1/13 second f2.8 ISO 1600

Day 13 on Summer Coda brought heavy rain at the end of a hot, humid day. The above image is of 2nd Assistant Director James Short (now there’s a good bloke), hamming it up for the camera. The cast and crew had moved under cover provided by a huge shed (the size of a warehouse) adjoining the orange grove where we’d just been shooting.

Initially I set my camera to Daylight white balance to record, simultaneously, the warm interior lighting inside the shed against the cool blue of the stormy sky. I later decided to pull back the yellow and red saturation in Lightroom to produce more realistic skin tone, while still keeping the intense blue of the approaching stormy sky.

Canon 5D camera and Canon 70-200mm f2.8 L series USM lens @ 70mm. Exposure Details: 1/20 second @ f2.8 ISO 800

The second shot features Peter Wells working on some final bits and pieces associated with his role as Camera Assistant. I utilized the van’s interior lighting to illuminate the image and opted for a sepia-like rendition. Peter goes about his job in a quite, workman-like manner. I feel that the nostalgic mood provided by the sepia toning conveys Pete’s gentle manner and diligent work ethic.

Processing was conducted in Adobe Lightroom 2 and Adobe Photoshop CS4.

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Glenn Guy, Blue Sky Photography
Glenn Guy