June 06, 2004

Elisabeth at Sunset

Digital original
After the sunset session the night before with Bobbi, I was eager to continue pushing the possibilities offered by this magical time of day. Elisabeth and I had initially planned for an afternoon session but, with Lynn-Marie being unable to model past 5pm, I rescheduled with Elisabeth. As the sun headed for the horizon, we met up and drove out to Prospect, hoping for a repeat of the previous day's beautiful sunset.
8"x10" film
With the wind coming off the ocean, it was often a challenge just to find a spot lit by the setting sun that was also sheltered. In the end, we worked on a series of rock outcrops and small pockets of stone that dipped below the general line of the glacial barrens. Because it was so cool, and I knew the session would be short, I worked as swiftly as I could, sketching with the digital camera, and making any images that seemed particularly strong as a more refined image with the 8"x10" camera.
Digital original
As the sun moved lower in the sky, the temperature also dropped and very quickly it was decided that once the sun has set, the session would come to an end. With this in mind, Elisabeth and I began to search out a space that would work for the last image of the day; I wanted something that could show a broad vista of the sky, and obviously, Elisabeth wanted a space that was at least somewhat sheltered by the wind. We settled on a large glacial erratic, perched onto the glacial shield; the side facing the sunset was in the lee of the wind, and also had a nice line to it that could be mirrored in Elisabeth's pose.

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