at first, I was a little depressed when I heard the weather forecast for this weekend. “On the weekend you better get your thick jacket out again. It will be cold, cloudy and rainy.” And on friday, it sure looked like I would need my coat. My first plan for this weeks picture included a pretty big outdoor setup. But as the forecast was so bad, and the model I had planned for this shooting also had other plans, too, we postponed this shooting for the time being. So at first, I was a little clueless what to do for this week. But when on Saturday morning, the clouds cleared and the sun came out, my buddy Christoph and I decided to head out to a beautiful nearby lake, called “Pond Moonshine” to relax a little in the sun and take a kind of Tom Sawyer themed summer picture.
So we sat down on this cute small and very crooked jetty and began to carve a fishing rod out of an branch. I’m not sure if you could call it a fishing rod, but in the end we had something of what we imagined, Tom Sawyer would have gone fishing with. So far so good, but then the problems began. At first, I just couldn’t get my strobe working. I brought 2 strobes with me, but neither didn’t work. Of course I checked all batteries before we headed out at home but apparently the batteries decided to die on our way to the pond. Thank god I thought of bringing some spare batteries with me. So we began shooting, until the line got stuck somewhere on the ground of the pond. Of course this spurred Christoph immediately on to a fearsome battle against the mystical line-holding ground object. So what began as a casual afternoon with pretended fishing, soon evolved in a real battle between Christoph and what most likely just was a branch or stone lying peacefully on the ground until we stumbled upon it. In the meanwhile, I was lying on the jetty, furiously taking picture. After some struggle Christoph lost the fight against the stick or whatever and also against his self-composure. In the end, both of us were lying on the floor, laughing our asses of. So it turned out to be a pretty fun and successful shooting.If you like what you’re seeing, make sure to tell your friends about it, or head over to my facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Flowtography) and hit the like button ;-).
I just used one almost bare strobe. Just with small diffusor and a warming gel on top. Standing just like 5 cm left of the cam on the jetty.
Read you next week – Florian