6/23/2014

When you have Pride and Prejudice lighting


Hey, hey! I hope your weekend was wonderful!  Mine was pretty low key with lots of movie watching, good food, and let's not forget the 99 cent raspberries that I snacked on all weekend!  I'm pretty excited about this week on the blog so stay tuned to see what's coming up!


These are the results of a spontaneous self portrait shoot at 9:30 pm on Friday.  We had just finished a movie and were deliberating about putting in another (I told you we watch a lot of movies)... and then I looked outside and boom, I wasn't watching no movie.  I hurried and got some pretty clothes on, did "something" to my hair, grabbed my tripod, remote, and I was off!  I don't think anyone saw me running down to the field, but if they had, I would think they thought I was a little "nuts" to be running in a maxi skirt (and crocks!), with a tripod and camera in hand, chasing the quickly fading behind-the-trees sunset... but I don't think anyone saw me except for a few cows and I think my secret is same with them. 

So I was outside in our water way (a "gateway" to all of the other fields) until I couldn't see and the camera couldn't even acknowledge any depth.  When I got back to the house I didn't even know if any of the images were going to turn out, but as you can see, they did!  I know these images are a little different and might look like they've lost some quality, but I kind of like them grainy and not-perfect.  And let's talk about late night lighting. ah. so good!  First you can get that last minute golden light and then immediately everything changes and it seems like your walking through Pride and Prejudice, minus Matthew Macfadyen, minus pretty music, and minus being in England!... but anyway, I think it's safe to say that I like that lighting and am looking forward to more spontaneous late night shoots. :)  

I hope you all enjoy these images and feel free to share in anyway as long as you make sure to link back to this post!

canon 6d with 50mm 1/4 lens
(first two images) iso-1250, shutter speed-160, aperture- f/1.8
(last three photos) iso-6400, shutter speed-100, aperture- f/1.4

 

12 comments:

  1. Ahhh! SO GOOD :D I am impressed by these images and the quality for the sky-high ISO you were using. Oh, and you are gorgeous, btw ;)

    -Charlotte
    boyerfamilysingers.blogspot.com

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  2. Gorgeous Jo! The lighting is SO stunning!

    Brigid
    the Middle Sister and Singer

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  3. Oh my goodness. The lighting is to die for. The colors too. These are beautiful!

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  4. Wow, these photos are gorgeous Joanna! I just love the lighting and the colors!

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  5. STUNNING! oh, my gosh. the first still is absolutely dreamy. xx

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  6. BABE. holy cow. these, you, the lighting. my heart.
    (apparently i can only speak in fragments. ;) ) these frames and you are so so stunning!

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  7. lovely pictures. and the lighting is amazing!!!

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  8. Words can't express how much I love this. <3 Everything is perfect.

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  9. Woah, that really is Pride and Prejudice lighting! These pictures are stunning :-) I love those moments when you know you just *have* to grab the camera and race outside.

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  10. Wow, that is absolutely gorgeous lighting! Good on you for spotting it and going outside! You (and these photos) are stunning!

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  11. Spontaneous shoots at the sight of gorgeous lighting are my absolute fave. Love the tones in the first photo! That fog, man, oh wow. <3 And you're quite the controlled excited model! I can never put on a decent face in front of the camera when I'm rushing to capture something special.

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  12. that mist though! killer! these turned out fantastic!

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