Portrait of a Blacksmith

Mike has been a blacksmith for several decades. He worked hard in his life and I wanted to show the harshness in his portrait. I decided to used a honeycomb strobe to emphasize on half of his face and I photographed him while he was looking into the direction of the strobe.

Enjoy the image and keep on creating great images!

Shadow of a Potatoe Bush

I have a large potato bush blooming in my yard. Yesterday I wanted to do some creative shadow images and I used a branch with a blossom as my subject. I put a translucent reflector between camera and subject and mounted the flash on a stand on the opposite side of the branch pointing directly into the camera lens. Then I experimented with flash and camera setting. This is the image I liked best so far.

Enjoy and keep on photographing!