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Wanna Ride with Me?

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Wanna Ride with Me?
Aug 11, 2014

So our little 3 year-old bugger gets SUPER excited whenever a guest comes to our house, because it gives him a chance to show off my motorcycle. He'll talk to random strangers on the street about it too. So my wife and I figured, let's take some photos of him looking awesome. Thanks to Google, I was able to pre-scout this location in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn using Street View. It's one of very few spots where you can drive your vehicle right-up to to the shore, with a stunning view of the Empire State. I brought a long two SB-900s, one reflected off a medium white umbrella (key light), the other (gelled blue) to provide some cool-lookin' late-night kicker light from the left (pullback image below). Shot with D4 and 135mm f/2DC lens. Underexposed the ambient light by about 2 stops, giving the background the appearance of a night.

We were only able to get about 10 minutes with him before he started running off, so there was little room for adjusting lights or finding framing. Hope you like these, and as always, I'd love to hear your C&C!

D4, 135mm f/2DC. 1/250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1600.

D4, 135mm f/2DC. 1/160 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1600.

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