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Day 95 – The Road less traveled

Day 95, 095/365, Project 365, Strobist, Bokeh, Self Portrait, road, the road less traveled, travel, alone, dark, silhouette, grid, black and white, B&W, ourdailychallenge, contrast, edgy, hard light, flash

With the Topic being ‚Road‘ today, I wanted to do something with a bit of an edge to it, something griddy and dark. Hard light, shadows and lots and lots of contrast. I thought about the topic for a while and then the phrase ‚The Road less traveled‘ popped into my mind, I don’t know why. I think there is an album or a song out there called this, but I can’t remember where I heard it (it’s definitely not from the poem). Anyway, this is what I ended up with.

I went out shooting with the 70-200, wanting to use that lens in the higher zoom range, because I really wanted to compress the background. I actually had another framing in mind as I went out the door, but as I got to the place, I found it wasn’t looking the way I imagined (also the shot would have required me to put my camera in the middle of the street… ähhh, no chance) so I looked around and found this frame just turning to the right. I experimented a bit, checking various exposure levels, but in the end decided to include no ambiente light at all.

120mm – f2.8 – 1/250 – ISO 200

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (85mm – 1/16) bare behind me as rim and to light up the street, SB-80dx (14mm – 1/8) bare on the left as fill light, camera and flash triggered via PocketWizard Plus II Transceivers