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Exciting Skies…

by on Mar.21, 2015, under Life, Photography

The sun had risen and I thought it was nearly all over – it was half an hour after sunrise by this stage. Perhaps time for one more look down on the rocks below where I’d started the morning and we’d be out of here.

In the five minutes it took to pack up and for us to walk back down to the bottom however, interesting clouds had started to move in and the sky and conditions became a lot more moody. Perhaps the morning shoot wasn’t over after all.

Moving In

Moving In

NIKON D600 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 19 mm, 1/2 sec at f/11, ISO 100

With the interesting broken cloud moving in fast from the south we started to get crazy light breaks in the sky and God rays galore out to sea.

My girls could see the way the light was streaming down behind the cliff on the headland where we were earlier and it was actually they who suggested this shot. They made their way all the way back up to the top whilst I framed a composition down here. With me directing via crazy gesticulating motions of my arms I got them into position on the ridgeline and when the silhouettes looked right we got this…

Exciting Times

Exciting Times

NIKON D600 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 22 mm, 1/3 sec at f/11, ISO 100

It’s hard to make out the girls up on the ridgeline at 22mm without really looking at a large version of the image. I did another take zoomed out to 70mm on the 24-70 for a tighter view.

Reach for the Sky

Reach for the Sky

NIKON D600 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm, 1/25 sec at f/8, ISO 100

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