Dec 5, 2010

SNL, or Caribbean Blue

That is, "Saturday with N. and L." Not the popular TV show of the same name. For the Caribbean Blue, see below.

Nikon D700, 70-200mm f/2.8 VR lens @ 120mm, f/2.8, 1/200s, ISO 800.
I've known N. for over three years, now, and that's somewhat of a record. I've moved a lot, you see, so seeing someone regularly at work for three years is kind of a benchmark for me. I'm just glad that she asked me to make pictures for her and L., because even though I'm leaving our mutual employer to be a full time photographer, I've now got her on my hook in pictures so I still get to keep in touch. You know how it is when you leave one job for another. You may see folks around, but you never quite keep in touch like you'd like. Unless you do, then I applaud your effort.

Anywho, we've had N. on here before (click here to see. I'll give you a hint: she's not wearing the heels). She's a hardworking person, and always ready with a smile for anyone she happens upon.

Nikon D700, 70-200mm f/2.8 VR lens @ 155mm, f/5.6, 1/160s, ISO 800.
N. is a...trueist? When she first asked me to make these for her she made me promise not to touch them up. I replied that I do very little work on people pictures, zap some zits and a little skin here and there when I find it tasteful, but not much else. "None," she said. She just wants the pictures to represent the way she looks right now, this year. The truth.

Well, the truth is she's beautiful, so that was easy.
Nikon D700, 70-200mm f/2.8 VR lens @ 135mm, f/2.8, 1/100s, ISO 800.
Enter L. She is also beautiful, clearly taking after her mother (and her father's sister, or so I'm told). She's a dancer, and a soccer player, and she looks forward to taking her mom for family pictures each year. 

Nikon D700, 70-200mm f/2.8 VR lens @ 130mm, f/8.0, 1/60s, ISO 800.
L. chooses the wardrobes. This year they were exceedingly cute and chic. The greens were very nice, and she put the right person in the right outfit, and in monchrome I thought it looked especially good (but, as you know, I always think it does). In fact, the green really brought a powerful liveliness to the Studio that has been missing in the earthy tones which dominate there.

Nikon D700, 70-200mm f/2.8 VR lens @ 86mm, f/3.5, 1/ 320s, ISO 800.
Here're a couple more of my favorites from the day.

Nikon D700, 70-200mm f/2.8 VR lens @ 120mm, f/8.0, 1/60s, ISO 800.
Nikon D700, 70-200mm f/2.8 VR lens @ 175mm, f/5.0, 1/125s, ISO 800.
Nikon D700, 70-200mm f/2.8 VR lens @ 102mm, f/5.0, 1/200s, ISO 800.
Nikon D700, 70-200mm f/2.8 VR lens @ 105mm, f/2.8, 1/80s, ISO 800.
Oh, and here's the Caribbean Blue image. I don't know why, but it reminds of this old Enya album I had when I was a kid. Besides the ones that L. took of me, this was the very last image we made together today. Sure was a lot of fun (doesn't she look it?) and it was a pleasure getting to know these two treasures a little better. Enjoy the Blue.

Nikon D700, 70-200mm f/2.8 VR lens @ 175mm, f/2.8, 1/250s, ISO 800.

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