adelynbaber
adelynbaber

She Waits



This is a self portrait taken as a tribute to the time I myself and many other women have spent waiting for our husbands in Afghanistan. ...
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This is a self portrait taken as a tribute to the time I myself and many other women have spent waiting for our husbands in Afghanistan.
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8 Comments | Report
watkinsvk PRO+
 
watkinsvk November 13, 2015
Amazing image! Thank you and your husband for your service! Families are a crucial part of the equation.
adelynbaber
adelynbaber November 27, 2015
thank you.
p_eileenbaltz Platinum
 
p_eileenbaltz November 13, 2015
Such a captivating and creative image! Congratulations on your feature.:)
Snapped1972
 
Snapped1972 November 13, 2015
So creative! This photo has a surreal, sexy and sadness about it. Most moving photo I've seen in a long time!
adelynbaber
adelynbaber November 27, 2015
I appreciate that :)
marnie333
 
marnie333 November 13, 2015
Ethereal...wonderfully creative! Many thanks for your family's service and sacrifice.
adelynbaber
adelynbaber November 27, 2015
Thank you very much
Quantumrobin
 
Quantumrobin December 11, 2015
Brilliant Shot The tones and captured light are outstanding!
lbrunt
 
lbrunt December 14, 2015
Love this!
buddblack
 
buddblack August 09, 2017
you should enter my contest
livioferrari Platinum
 
livioferrari December 02, 2020
Nice capture.

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in my small home office.
Time
I remember coming up with this idea throughout the day and shooting at around 8:30 PM that night. I believe the correct time of night is on the clock that's featured in the image.
Lighting
I wanted to create a singular overhead light source to give my image a darker feeling to invoke he sense of loneliness I wanted to potray.
Equipment
I used a Canon Mark II 5D with 24mm-105mm lens. I used the Profoto B1 500 AirTTL for my over head light source.
Inspiration
This photo was inspired by the time I have spent away from my husband through many deployments overseas. We went through four years of being apart and for me, getting creative by using photography helped me express my emotions during this trying time.
Editing
I primarily use Photoshop for my post processing. For this image I had to composite a couple images together to get the right look to my dress and the background. I also used a few overlays to get the effect I wanted.
In my camera bag
No matter what I always have my go to lenses which include my canon 85 mm 1.2, my 50mm 1.2 and my 24-105mm. I use a Canon 600ex speed light, and of course canon 1DX.
Feedback
I would recommend only using one light source to create the shadow and contrast effect that gives off a specific mood and emotion. When capturing a self-portrait I recommend taking several shots so you have plenty of options when compositing them together.

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