Since coming home from Panama, there hasn’t been much time for photography around my house. Between work and other things, the camera has mostly stayed in the bag. Once in a while I pulled it out for some quick portrait sessions. With a few new babies in the extended family, I had some extra work.
Today was a chance to get out with some friends and hang out at the drag strip where some raced their cars. Since I don’t own anything fast, I brought my camera.
For as many years as I’ve lived in the area, I have never been to Twin Lakes Park in Greensburg, PA. Thankfully, when setting up a time to shoot some portraits for friends, they suggested it as a great place to go. They were right. Two lakes (obviously), walking path’s, lots of tree’s, playgrounds and so much more provide a wide variety of posing opportunities. I think I’ll have to go back and see what else there is.
The light was once again very nice from a slightly overcast sky and the sun already well on it’s way down. To provide a bit of fill, I attached a Canon TTL cord to my Fuji X-T1 and had a Fuji EF-42 on the other end. That sat in an umbrella mount with a 33″ white shoot through umbrella. On the camera was the Fuji 55-200mm, so hand holding all of this was a challenge, but it worked out well. I was able to move quickly without having to drag lightstands around and worry about the wind blowing over the umbrella’s. I might try a slightly smaller softbox next time, as the 33″ umbrella was a bit unwieldy. All in all, I’m quite happy with how it all turned out.