My thought for the lake portion of the shoot had been a) capturing backlit and sun flare-y photos and b) evoking soft femininity in this vintage nightgown. It was a big fail on the sun shots (!) as I miscalculated our time, AND had been unaware of the tall trees around the lake, which knocked off 15 minutes of our sun-time. Live and learn! I should download one of those sunset time apps! It’s amazing how much earlier every day the sun sets. I always sort of thought it set one minute earlier each day…but it’s more like ten! So the difference from one week to the next is pretty drastic.
stuck living back on Long Island for the time being, I thought it might be nice to really explore it while I’m here. I’ve lived on LI since I was 9 years old (read: many many years) and there are still *so* many places I’ve never been to. I’d even lived in the town of Lake Ronkonkoma for awhile when my ex-husband and I first moved in together, and I had never actually been to The Lake. There was a restaurant there, The Bavarian Inn, which I knew to now be abandoned and all grafittied-up (bettye-ism), a setting which is much to my liking. Sadly, when we got there that day we discovered that the restaurant was newly fenced-in (urgh) and not in a “oh, *I* can get in THERE” way, but…yeah. We were not shooting there. So we moved to Part II: The Lake.
I like the softness of the water and sand shots…and so enhanced their paleness and fragility in post-processing. The images with the trees in the background, however, were a little more contrasty so I edited them with stronger tones. What do you think?
Even though we didn’t have the sun directly, it was *such* beautiful light that evening, even after the sun dropped down below the trees, its glow lit the model’s face so nicely.