Now here is a blast from the past. What was summer without a visit to the county fair and a ride on one of these? This one happens to operate year round in Balboa, CA.
When lighting your subject, you can create unbelievable art, but only if you’re willing to experiment. Don’t be like everyone else and take a shot with available light from a natural source. No. Instead, create a masterpiece by capturing your subject with a light source no one would ever expect.
Here a small, directed light was placed behind the flower for this night shot. Another small, very dim light was placed at the side to produce the catch light in the droplets. The exposure is for the lighted area, which renders the surrounding areas black. The result – well, certainly anything but usual.
Now go create art!
One of the best things about southern California is the plethora of sidewalk cafes. Each one different from the last…each one with its own personality. Besides great food, they provide the perfect photography setting. This one is from the small beach community of Balboa, located in Newport Beach, California.