Mixing it up with the people
Off the boat we went this afternoon looking for that classic Hawaii landscape. Well some folks were much more successful in finding it than me, I seemed to be in a locals portrait mode. I started off by photographing down a locals waterhole at a kid in a natural slide. Next, the kids older brother was on the bridge and with his good looks and tatoo, he was the next victim. We then meet the son of the local chief, a really nice guy that until you talked to him, would scare you to death. Then traveling to the other side the island (we’re on Maui) we ended up at this temple with a monk who was great to photograph. Finally we had a great sunset for a portrait with the very uninhibited Stephanie. It was great fun (none were models, just folks on the sand)!
The fun thing is all these photos were taken with the D700 and SB-900. The first couple were done with the SB-900 hardwired in with the SC-28. Last couple were with the D700 in commander mode driving the SB-900. The D700 was set to -2 stop and the SB-900 was set +1, center-weighted lighting, with a 1/2 cut CTO in the SB-900 filter holder with the soft dome over it. It all worked seamlessly and beautifully.
Photos captured by D700, 24-70AFS, SB-900 on Lexar UDMA digital film