This is the second post in the ongoing Fergie series. This one is aptly named ‘Fergie plays’. Our shoot was on a recent chilly but gorgeous winter afternoon in the most beautiful golden sunset I have ever photographed in. To say I love these shots of my girl would be an understatement. I cried when I processed them. If I had been my own client, these shots would have been exactly what I was hoping for. Being my own worst critic, especially when photographing my own girl, this is saying a lot. I will cherish these photos for a lifetime. 🙂
On the left she is wearing her Chilli Dogs sweater. I quickly learned that it’s awfully hard for an athlete to jump in a sweater, so I took it off her. The shot on the right was the result of taking it off. It’s titled ‘Fergie Flies’.
‘Fergie Flies’ 2, 3, 4 and 5.
‘Fergie Flies’ 6, 7, 8 and 9
2 very different sides to my girl below.
The wild beast lies in wait for prey in the Urban Savannah.
For my photog friends, I was shooting between 3:30-4:30pm, in manual mode, between 400-640ISO, between f/2.8-f/4.0, with shutter speeds between 1/500 sec -1/1250 sec, using my 20mm 2.8, 24-70mm 2.8 L, and 70-200mm 4.0 IS L. All evaluative metering, auto white balance (Canon 5D). Processing: increased blacks, lightened shadows, +10 in brightness, skosh of contrast, sharpened and added varying vignettes in LR2 on the shots that *weren’t* taken with the 20mm (the 20mm creates nice vignettes straight out of the camera). Also fixed white balance on the shots where Fergie’s fur turned bright red from the bright orange sunset. Oh, and my camera wouldn’t focus because it was so incredibly cold outside. (And yes my first battery died after 15 minutes).
I couldn’t possibly love this girl more than I do.