For the fall colors, that is. Even though the day wasn’t ideal for a portrait shoot (the sun was totally absent), we knew the rain was coming, so we decided to try to capture some of the fall colors for they disappeared for another year. I wasn’t optimistic, but we managed to get a few that I really like.
We started at this spot along my running route, but ended back in front of our house. Yes, our street — Hines Terrace — might be one of the prettiest in Macon this time of year. I know I’m a bit biased, but it really is hard to beat. Check out last year’s shots, and the previous year’s.
Here are some samples from yesterday.
All shots that used a flash — which was most — the flash was off-camera; see the equipment list below. Most times, I positioned the flash 90° from the model, to get a dramatic lighting effect, like the sun setting. Sometimes this produces shadows that are a bit harsh, but had I the time (and energy), I could have compensated with a second flash. Still, I’m frequently amazed at what you can accomplish with just one strobe when you take it off-camera.
See all the shots in the “Autumn in the Fall” gallery. Enjoy the colors.