Leigh At Houghton House
two muses for the price of one in this set. Houghton House is a favourite spot of mine for picture taking and this time I've combined it with another favourite subject Leigh. I have to take my hat off to Leigh, it was very windy and pretty nippy for all that the sun was shining brightly by the time we'd finished. I've gone for a dark and contrasty look that suits the nature of both Leigh and the building.
I like this shot because it's taken a step back, the railing becomes more interesting and seeing Leigh behind them adds depth. Again the warmth was provided by flash and the sunlight just beginning to shine thorugh a gap behind her.
Exactly the same spot as before but with a wider lense. The sun is streaming across the top of the frame foreground lit by flash. Leigh is actually lit by natural light through the fence
I shot this through a hole in the wall of the room next door. The sun has added a golden glow to the upper half of the shot, Leigh is lit by light reflected off the stonework in front of her, with added fill flash.
brightly backlit subjects are always fun to shoot and this shot is no exception, the flash was used in front of her but very low and it actually lights the wall behind her the stone work makes a nice natural frame. This shot breaks a couple of "rules" the very bright patch in the top right should be a distraction but it actually works really well.