Cold and Alone

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Uploaded 18 Jan 2009
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© Steven Huffman
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UploadedJanuary 18, 2009
TakenJanuary 3, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D300
Exposure1/15 sec at f/7.1
FlashCompulsory Flash, Return light not detected
Focal Length22 mm
ISO3200
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Nikon D300 - VR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 - 22mm - f/7.1 - 1/15s - ISO 3200

My son wanted me to take some pictures of him so we went down to the park that is close to our house. This park typically has a fair amount of homeless people wandering through. A local church feed the homeless here 1 night a week. During the day it is a nice family friendly park and at night a haven for the not so fortunate. The day started cold and when the sun set it became colder. After getting some fun pictures of my son I began thinking about the homeless that live in our town. I wanted to show what it would be like out at night being cold and alone. There wasn’t enough light from the lamps so I had to use my flash. I set them up in several spots and nothing worked. I stopped and started thinking about how would the light look if I were painting it in. I needed a lamp post shinning down on him. So, for this shot, I set my reflector up high and about a 30-35 degree angle as if it were a lamp post and I bounced my flash up into the reflector. I wanted to make sure there was at least one lamp in the picture so the viewer would assume the light on the boy was coming from a lamp and not my flash.

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  • Daniel Angeles

    Daniel Angeles gave props (12 Jul 2009):

    Fantastic shot, so moody and powerful.

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