Ice, sleet and a swan :  Honestly this was one of the most laid back fun shoots that I have had the chance to do in a while. A friend of mine had labored through a whole world series to make her version of Bjork’s Swan dress. An astonishing feat to be sure, from the ruching of the bodice, to the diamond eye of the swan and even an egg purse.  To catch the morning light, we started the shoot at 8am in an empty room with three windows that did a great job of letting in that cool light from the east. The cold weather outside helped by condensating the windows, masking some of the cars parked in the street.  Not watching the clock, I was free to experiment with some techniques, including throwing ISO to the wind. Even the D300 managed to keep up allowing some shots @1000.  I can’t give Kacey enough props for making such a fantastical costume and being a patient model. Here are a few shots that I enjoyed.

Ice, sleet and a swan:

Honestly this was one of the most laid back fun shoots that I have had the chance to do in a while. A friend of mine had labored through a whole world series to make her version of Bjork’s Swan dress. An astonishing feat to be sure, from the ruching of the bodice, to the diamond eye of the swan and even an egg purse.

To catch the morning light, we started the shoot at 8am in an empty room with three windows that did a great job of letting in that cool light from the east. The cold weather outside helped by condensating the windows, masking some of the cars parked in the street.

Not watching the clock, I was free to experiment with some techniques, including throwing ISO to the wind. Even the D300 managed to keep up allowing some shots @1000.

I can’t give Kacey enough props for making such a fantastical costume and being a patient model. Here are a few shots that I enjoyed.

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