how in the heck would you go about capturing an image like this?!
I'm not 100% sure about this, but when I shadow the Linczaks they have done a couple like this, so here's my guess lol
They are backlit by either an off camera flash or video light.It's raining.I think you set your WB to tungsten and that's how the sky looks so blue.
That's all I got lol :)
Thanks :) And is it dusk or nighttime or neither LOL?!
Oh, this guy is on fredmiranda forum! I remember seeing this set there, and he said he fell into a water hole when he took the lake photos lol!
I'm pretty sure it's one light behind each couple, judging from the angle of the shadows.
As for the speckles, I don't know. I don't think it was raining The previous photos in the same location showed it was clear sky. Why would it start raining all of a sudden? I remember on the thread he got asked that question a few times, and he avoided answering them, calling them "fairies". I think those were photoshopped in. Or maybe there was a sprinkler there?
I'm pretty sure it was dusk. He was out the whole day with this couple, and i think the photos are in the choronological order.
The random info I remember from forums... lol!
I think: One light behind each person, you can tell from the glow around them.The sky looks really light, so definitely dusk. And for the speckles, I think they could be bugs. If you look at the concentration of them they're by the lights and lower to the ground. That, and some photoshop.
eww bugs... I think you're right though. These look too natural to be photoshopped on. I browsed through a lot of his pics, and he has many back lit night time photos, but I only saw 3 shots like this. One was clearly rain, and the other one was from a fountain. That means whatever this was it was natural.
Maybe that's why he called them "fairies" lol!
ewwwww...I hope they're not bugs! lol, I never thought of that!
& mel, Jerry Ghionis says that when you shoot at dusk, put your WB on tungsten and it makes the sky blue....so I'm guessing it's a dusk?!
I should just stop guessing lol
I would rather educated guesses than crickets (no responses, ya know?!) LOL!
I actually think it's only one strobe. I really do.
and I think the spots are water. I'm not exactly sure how or why it's so uniform. I don't believe it's PS.
Before I give a few more opinions on this picture, I just want to say I am in no way, shape or form anywhere near as experienced as 99.5% of the people on here. I can only give my opinion on things as I see them and as they make sense to me. If I' wrong, so be it.
Not trying to cause an arguement or anything, or that this really matters at all anyway. But I genuinly believe there are 2 lights. If you look at the shadow where their feet come together, there are 2 different shadows, 2 different (mirror image angled) shadows. Same if you look at their bodies, there's a stronger glow coming from each armpit area.
By the way, the photographer said they fell into a waterhole? Since when do waterholes have railroad tracks in them? And I really believe they are bugs attracted to the light and then some photoshop to make it uniform. Or maybe it started to drizzle and there's a light rain falling on them. I guess that is something we'll never know, unless the photographer or the couple ever disclose the information.
Yes I am pretty sure he uses 2 lights, and I am also pretty sure they are bugs!
Here is his original rain shot that spawned so many copycat pictures! http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/769805/0
oh and I do think he is a composition GENIUS!
@Belgian, that couple went to a lake before they went to the train track. The photographer stepped into a water hole at the lake location.
Don't worry about causing arguments. I'm the same way. It's fun to guess how others place their lights, and it bugs me all day long if I can't figure it out. And others have different answers, I'd be dying to know the logics for their conclusions, even though it doesn't really matter.
May I hijack this thread, plum, since we will never find out the answers anyway? Here's a fun exercise and it actually has a correct answer. Can you figure out all the light sources?
Here's the link to the full-size photo. Now, don't cheat, because the answer is in the blog.
Since no one has a go, I'd love to try.
I would say just 1 or 2, there's only 1 shadow. But the speakers behind him also have light falling on them, so that has to come from somewhere too. So I think, 1 spot on him, and a second lightsource to illuminate the speaker wall and I think that one might be positioned behind the chair.
I'm pretty sure I can't be right, so I'm off to find the answer.
I'm going to guess too!
I think there are 2 lights as well. I think the subject is lit from the left (our left, his right) due to the shadow on the right side of his face. Maybe left and up a little? And I think the background is lit from the right (our right) due to the light fall-off and you move from right to left.
That's my guess!