Sunday, 28 September 2008

Fun in the Water

I was very pleasantly surprised at how well these have worked.

It was a lot of fun and a lot of hard work getting these images, focussing is a nightmare, trying to find anything in the viewfinder is a nightmare, holding onto over £1000 worth of camera gear in a plastic bag in the water is a nightmare ... maybe you get the picture now?

Well with all that in mind these have turned out stunning, i love the toning and colouring in these (they are all FULL colour, the colours just being desaturated by the water) and were shot in a 1.2 metre deep swimming pool at LA Fitness in Livingston. Many thanks to Alistair for all his help in organising this.

It eventually meant me focussing as closely as possible out of the water then getting it right under the water through a viewfinder where all i could really see was a shadow, then using the multi-shot mode trying to get at least 2 or 3 shots from each attempt to get one where everything looked great.

The gorgeous Charlie, stunning Ruth and handsome Keith were my models for the afternoon and all were patient, mad and fun. Big respect to Ruth for the amount of time she spent under the water, she really was brilliant.

Bruce managed to catch some behind the scenes images which i'll post once i get a copy of them from him.

I think it went well and gives my project the much needed boost it needed.

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