Taken on a recent trip to Devon - Jo is sitting by the River Taw at Sticklepath on Dartmoor, Devon
Here's an impromptu portrait I shot of Jo whilst she was sitting by the River Taw, near the village of Sticklepath on Dartmoor. The pair of us were running around the paths like children released from the recent lockdown here in the UK
I hope you enjoy viewing the image - Colin
"Since childhood she had walked the Devon rivers with her father looking for flowers and the nests of birds, passing some rocks and trees as old friends, seeing a Spirit everywhere, gentle in thought to all her eyes beheld"
Joanna Anthony by the River Taw at Sticklepath Dartmoor Devon
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Sony A7R Mark III / FE 16-35mm GM 2.8 Lens @ 32mm f2.8 - 1/125s - ISO 100
Shot RAW but still quite a tricky shot, as the light is dappled and changing. I didn't want to get the highlights over bright.
As we were walking, I didn't have any artifical lights with me, or indeed any reflectors, so what you see is what I had (in terms of light).
The exposure time was needed to freeze her movement, so I could not get the water to look dreamy with movment. Additionally I didn't have a tripod, so asking Jo to stay very still was also moot.
In terms of the subject "what you see is what you get". I have extensively graded the shot in Adobe Camera RAW, but there is no retouching or post production... with one exception.
I retouched the coat Jo was sitting on out of the shot. If you look carefully you'll see my hand drawn shadow on the top of her leg