Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Water Parade

This photo has been in the back of my head for sometime after catching a glimpse of it while browsing through a magazine.

It's shot by Danish photographer Erik Refner and clinched 1st Prize in the World Press Photo Awards for 2007, Sports Features Stories.

Been wanting to steal replicate emulate this image for a while, and wasted no time when a kind soul (Thanks Charlene!) volunteered to get wet, and really hot, for this shot.

So we trooped down to good old Botanics @ 1600hrs. All thoughts of a quick and easy shoot literally evaporated into the 40°C-like heat and a blazingly bright f/22 background.

We lucked out though, with full power pops from the AcuteB600 barely registering f/22 on the lightmeter.

There wasn't a marathon to establish the scene.

But we had water.

Lots of it...

And as we found it, it takes considerable skill to splash water on someone's face.

The end result certainly isn't anywhere near the original, but we had a splashing (pun intended) good time.

And boy does the water taste sweet after an hour long shoot in the sun.

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