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Friday, May 25, 2012

Solar Eclipse and Forced Perspective

So, last week we had the solar eclipse and in California, we were fortunate enough to be able to observe it. If I was in Northern California, I would be able to witness the "ring of fire", but I knew I wasn't going to get that here.
Nevertheless, I finished a birthday shoot on the hills of Mulholland Drive and drove on top of the hills to look for a unique enough spot where I could shoot the solar eclipse. I ended up in this neighborhood, and set up my gear. I did not have any filters, nor any tele-converters, so I got creative in a different way.
I decided that I need to take this opportunity to give a shot to my best Harry Potter villain expression.
The above pictures were shot with Nikon D3s on a tripod at 400ISO, 1/250, f22 with an off-camera SB-900 Speed Light at 1/2 power, placed left-top of the subject (me!) as if the sun was the source of the light on my face (an attempt to forced perspective).
See you next week!


  1. that solar flare is absolutely stunning, but not as gorgeous as you! wow! :D

  2. I LOVE these pictures, especially the magic wand! Bravo! And I totally agree with you Jenni. ~ Laurel

  3. Out standing capture and face expressions~Zeki