August 20, 2009

Elissa at the Coast (Polly's Cove, Nova Scotia)

Digital infrared original, 2 image stitch
I haven’t often worked with models in the ocean (as opposed to my water Nudes in rivers and lakes, which abound), so it was a great treat to have Elissa model in the Atlantic Ocean for most of this session; the water was quite comfortable, and the sheltered inlet we were in provided enough protection from the swell of the open ocean. We made a couple of different images on this particular rock, but I liked this one the best, with Elissa’s pale skin providing a nice contrast to the dark shadow below the rock she’s upon.
Digital original
Half-way through this session, I made this portrait of Elissa sitting on a rock between poses - the light was so lovely, there's nothing I could improve on.
Digital infrared original, 2 image stitch
At the end of the session, I asked Elissa, who'd already done some modeling in the ocean, if she could swim out to the small rock she's on in this image, so I could make an image of her set against the massive granite boulder behind her. I made an image of the same scene earlier in the year with Jessica (the last image in this session).

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