Near sunset, we moved down near to the dock. We were blessed with a very colorful sunset and lots of graphic elements along the waterfront.
Today’s photo is similar to yesterday’s photo in technical problems—shooting into a bright light. Again, I decided on the exposure I wanted for the ambient light, selected the spot that I wanted to have Kelly run through and then set the power on two Nikon SB800s that we had posted on each side of Kelly.
Looking at the photo on my monitor, I had a decision to make: do I want Kelly to be straight or do I want the horizon in the background to be straight. I decided that I wanted Kelly to be straight.
Camera settings: Nikon D3, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 at 86mm, shot at ISO 200, f/6.7 and 1/250th of a second with a SB-800 at 1/4th and 1/8th power on each side of and pointed at Kelly.
Lightroom—Set white and black points, added mid-tone contrast, added clarity.
Photoshop—used photo pop filter of Topaz Adjust on everything in the photo except Kelly.