Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Light Dawns

Look ma! No wires! This light bulb comes on when our model Caitlin simply holds it in her hands. Will wonders never cease?! I shot this with my modeling lights...my powerful strobes would have overwhelmed the weak light coming from the light bulb and you wouldn't have been able to tell that it was lit.

The Blue Salon

This is one of the front main rooms at Dean Gardens. Again we were blessed with natural light coming through a glass wall.

The Silver Bedroom

One of the walls in this sitting room is made entirely of glass, so we began our lighting plot with great natural lighting. You can see into the Silver Bedroom which is one of the bedrooms on the main floor of Dean Gardens.

Moroccan Hallway

The Moroccan Hallway inside Dean Gardens was such an interesting area to photograph. Lots of details to work out on this shot, including hiding behind a black cloth while we took the photograph, so that our reflections weren't seen in the mirror at the end of the hallway.

Dean Gardens

I was very fortunate to be able to spend some time inside Dean Gardens photographing architecture. Thank you, Larry, for your hospitality! You were so generous with us...allowing us to spend several days photographing various areas of your stately home.

Tomb of The Unknown Soldier

The dedication of these guards will bring tears to your eyes. The duty they perform is sacred to the memory of all our fallen soldiers who lie in unmarked graves in distant places. These men have paid the ultimate sacrifice by laying down their lives for our country.