August 26, 2007

Ingrid on the Shores of the Petitcodiac

At the end of a long day of shooting (working with three models), Ingrid and I headed to the shores of the Peticodia River, 20 minutes from where we were staying. The evening light was lovely and soft, and, even better, the low tide was just turning, and the muddy riverbank had been baking all day!
Digital original, 6 frame stitch
I have had a long love-affair with panoramic images, and the riverbank, with Ingrid standing among the grass, was a perfect place to use this approach, emphasizing the lines of the shore, and picking up the sky reflected off the wet mud and water.
Digital infrared original
With hesitation, Ingrid tried walking on the mud, and found it only lightly marker her feet. Minutes later we were working on the cracked riverbank, and making slow progress out into the mud, finally making this image. Perhaps once a year I am lucky enough to make an image as striking as this.
Digital original, 2 frame exposure blend
The last images of the session were spent working with colour, exploring the warm tones of the mud and Ingrid's skin, and the cool blues of the evening sky. I still find colour challenging to work with, but with the freedom to work in colour, black and white, or infrared opens all sorts of possibilies.

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