Favorite Photo, August 10


As part of this ongoing series, I went looking through my folder of favorite photos for images taken August 10. I found a sunset photo of Lake Erie from August 10, 2003, and photos of Sarah taken August 10, 2006. While the sunset photo was nice, the photos of Sarah are much more important to me. Sarah is the first professional model I had the privilege of working with, and it was the first of several photo shoots we worked on together. So my all time favorite August 10 photo is this portrait of Sarah.

We were shooting in downtown Columbus at Memorial Park. Sarah is strongly back lit by the morning sun. I metered her face (being extra careful that the meter did not see the overly bright background) and added about one stop of plus exposure compensation.

In case you are wondering, this is not the same Sarah as in the August 6 favorite photo post.

Photo Data: Canon 5D. Canon EF 24-105mm lens at 105mm. f/5, 1/125 sec., ISO 100.


Series: Favorite Photos by Date

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