Rope Work 2





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BrunoHeeb January 01, 2015
unique shot
Mirza_Cengic May 29, 2015
Beautiful work.
Arnuminous September 25, 2016
I can almost reach in and feel the texture.
pietnel March 10, 2017
Perfect a winner brilliant work amazing shot
Mike-n-Mindy March 25, 2018
Very impressive capture & design! Love the creative angle of shot and mono effect.

Behind The Lens

This photo was taken in Edward Weston's studio at Wildcat Hill in Carmel, CA.
This photo was taken in the afternoon.
This shot is natural light. The studio has a huge skylight directly above the model. The sun was low in the sky, so there was only indirect light filling the studio.
I shot this with a Canon 5DmkII with a 24-70mm f/2.8L lens at 50mm. I used a ladder to shoot down on the model.
I had acquired this large climbing rope and really like the texture, I thought it would be interesting to contrast the texture of the rope with the smoothness of the model's skin. I also wanted to show the similarity in the curves of the rope and the curves of the model.
The only post-processing on this image was to convert it to black & white using Nik Silver Effects Pro
In my camera bag
I most shoots I carry two camera bodies a Canon 5DmkIII and a backup body the Canon 5DmkII. My go to lens for most model shoots is the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L lens, I love the compression and bokeh of this lens. I also use a Canon 24-105mm f/4L which is a nice sharp lens. For this shot I used the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L lens. I could have used either of the zoom lenses but just happened to pick the 24-70mm at that particular shoot. I also always carry a Sekonic L-358 Light Meter and a collection of Pocket Wizards although they were not used in this shot.
There are several things that make this shot. The first is the perspective, by getting up on a ladder I was able to shoot directly down at the model, the other is the posing of the model and the arranging of the rope. I spent 10 minutes laying the rope and moving it around to get the shape to look pleasing.

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