Colas location shoot, Kraaifontein

Posted: June 8, 2010 in Shoots in short

Wet tar everywhere. It’s great for your camera, shoes and clothes.

And it sticks like crazy, I found out while lying on the road getting a low-angle shot.

We photographed the process of cold-tarring a road onto an existing surface using the mixing machine and a few good men smoothing and cleaning up afterwards.

I had an awesome help in Gary, my agency client, who ran around with the Quantum flash, pointing it at whatever I was shooting.

Love this kind of lighting – the sun crossed from the left, with the Quantum filling in the shadows on the right, while a SB600 on the camera fills the foreground and opens up the shadows.

This was no easy task as the ambient light reading was in the region of 250th f11-16 already, and the contrast huge.

The sky drama is courtesy of NIK filters.

Jaco Wolmarans, November 2009,


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