JosiahMendoza
JosiahMendoza

Beauty Unseen



Some friends and I spent a long, hot day in the forest, to create some great shots in a bluebell field. Ticks, spiders, and gnats, all joined us. People don't g...
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Some friends and I spent a long, hot day in the forest, to create some great shots in a bluebell field. Ticks, spiders, and gnats, all joined us. People don't grasp the idea of how much work needs to go into shots like this, and I hope this will get more to appreciate our creations.
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RolandRuttenPhotography
 
Very strong shot! Also good lighting!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta May 09, 2014
Fabulous image. Congratulations.
catini
 
catini May 09, 2014
Great shot, congrats on your feature!
stephenholdsworth
 
stephenholdsworth May 09, 2014
Outstanding shot :) Cheers Steve
iceman2
 
iceman2 May 09, 2014
Beautiful.Congrats!
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan May 09, 2014
Very nice, woodland beauty beautifully capture. Like the model pose too. Congrats on the feature.
danielmartin
 
danielmartin May 09, 2014
I agree... Not easy to shoot in the bush.... But you sure get beautiful results!!! Bravo!!
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 May 09, 2014
awesome shot...Congrats! :)
meaganopel
 
meaganopel May 09, 2014
Totally amazing shot! And no does realize that when you see a beautiful image there is usually a photographer neck deep in lord knows what to get the image. Way to take your time and really get this amazing shot!!
LionesLens
 
LionesLens May 09, 2014
Well said! Congratulations on your award!
bobbynall
 
bobbynall May 09, 2014
Awesome capture
DanK
 
DanK May 10, 2014
Nice flow!
Sanmi
 
Sanmi May 10, 2014
Great picture, great work
congratulations
JosiahMendoza
 
JosiahMendoza May 12, 2014
Thanks everyone! I always appreciate it
philipbebbington
 
philipbebbington May 13, 2014
Fantastic lighting and composition on this stunning artistic portrait image.Congrats
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade May 13, 2014
fantastic, please check out my works
Jacc
 
Jacc May 13, 2014
very nice portrait
IvanBizek
 
IvanBizek June 17, 2014
amazing shot !!
Etna PRO+
 
Etna June 22, 2014
Beautiful shot
michaeltillman Platinum
 
michaeltillman July 13, 2014
The shot is great, but the model is jaw dropping.
michaeltillman Platinum
 
michaeltillman July 28, 2014
My-God what a sexy shot! Great job.
stone12
 
stone12 January 29, 2015
Wow , great dynamic in this shot, great pose too, regards.
GordonD
 
GordonD June 18, 2015
congratulationson your award for this image it is fabulous and well deserving :))
jgore72
 
jgore72 September 10, 2015
Love this.
ori Platinum
 
ori September 16, 2016
Awesome shot

Behind The Lens

Location
Centreville, Virginia Around Bull Run Park
Time
Mid-afternoon
Lighting
My key light was a PCB Alienbees B800 with a socked beauty dish. I would've used a softbox, but the one that I currently owned at the time took about 2 years to put together. The sun was behind her, and also a bare Canon 580ex ii camera right
Equipment
Canon 5d Mark II Canon 24-105 F4 L lens Handheld
Inspiration
With a lot of my photos, I find that I like frozen motion, especially with garments. The model was a friend of mine, and she refuses to shoot anything with me, unless it's out-of-the-box. So I knew I had my work cut out for me. The week before I had taken pictures of the area when it had tons of Bluebell flowers, and I thought it'd be perfect for the shot. I was warned that those flowers don't last long, so I was taking a chance. My crew trekked out in the woods and across a stream that was a few feet high to get here. Unfortunately, most of the flowers were gone, but that wasn't going to stop me. A lot of preparation goes into a shot like this. I had a sheet that I brought that was roughly the same color as the dress, so we clipped it on and had an assistant flop it around. We got a few good looks from it but this was by far the best!
Editing
I did a bunch of dodge/burn mostly. I had to clone out seam of the sheet where it met with the dress. Also, I had to liquefy the dress a bit to round out the edges. I added a slight sun ray, but not much. Everything else was perfect out of camera.
In my camera bag
Canon 5d Mark II Canon 50mm 1.4 Canon 24-70 F2.8L II Canon 580ex II A bunch of batteries, filters, and cards!
Feedback
Don't give up on the shot. It was very hot. We shot this in the middle of the summer. Ticks and spiders were crawling everywhere! The pic always tells a different story. It's never as easy as it looks. I believe I had 3-4 people with me that day, and they all did a lot of work! When doing motion-freeze shots like this it usually takes a lot of patience because the first few are never perfect. Worse case scenario, composite shots from different pics and piece them together.

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