Nicole recently visited me in Somerville, New Jersey for a commercial that we’re currently filming. After we wrapped filming for the afternoon, we took a spin around downtown Somerville and got some modeling work knocked out. These were shot using only the available sunlight.
My good friend Vin was with us and operated the reflector. Thanks, Vin! After we wrapped up shooting, we rewarded ourselves with an all-you-can-eat feast at Kumo on Main St. in Somerville.
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This was my second time shooting with Crystal in Asbury Park. For the first time, check out this blog post. It was one of those days where black and white was on my mind, so this is heavier on black and white photographs than color ones.
We did some high-flying maneuvers off a park bench, played with shadows and took advantage of a day free of Atlantic Ocean swimmers and fishermen. I think our next shoot together will take place in outer space. If you don’t have the energy to keep up with her, you will fail as her photographer.
During Thanksgiving vacation I visited my parents in Frederica, Delaware. The day after Thanksgiving I walked down to McGinnis Pond around noon. It was unseasonably warm and people were out enjoying the weather. I decided to use my Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 and take some landscapes of the pond and surrounding areas. The pond was a little higher than normal and when I went down to the stream the pond feeds, much of the steep trail had been eroded from recent storms. It’s a neat trick carrying camera equipment down a steep bank! It was worth it though because I was able to get the shot of sunlight breaking through the tall grass.
After finishing up at McGinnis Pond, I walked down the street to get some shots of passing cars and motorcycles. I was just finishing up my lens and camera adjustments when a classic Pontiac GTO flew by me. The shot was underexposed, but I shot RAW and later adjusted the exposure in Adobe Lightroom.
Sometimes a great shot is just a happy accident. If I spent 30 seconds more photographing the pond, I would have never taken this shot of the car.
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