View Full Version : Sunset, Fire, Skinny Dipping

07-22-2011, 04:20 PM
Sunset, Fire, Skinny Dipping by Eugene Brodsky (boomstik) on 500px.com (http://500px.com/photo/1121446)

07-22-2011, 09:08 PM
Love the lighting in the foreground bringing attention to the implied actions going on off scene, and lovin' that sky. (not too sure of the fire thing though)

07-22-2011, 09:12 PM
Have to agree. Love the lighting in this one, but the fire thing is just a big distraction.

07-22-2011, 09:36 PM
love the sunset and bikini. I think the fire thing would work if it were darker but it is competing as the subject. However, it's a neat idea!

07-22-2011, 10:33 PM
Interesting shot, boomstik. It is a very nice sunset and that fire is kinda cool. How was it done?

Matt K.
07-23-2011, 02:00 PM
I , for one, love the swoosh created by the fire. only thin i would have changed - since this is a posed composition - I think I would not have been so meticulous to lay out the bikini so "perfectly".

07-25-2011, 10:56 AM
Thanks everyone!
@Matt: Funny enough, there's nothing posed about this shot... the girl who left the bikini on the rocks laid it out like that herself. I didn't touch it. :)

The fire "swoosh" was created by another girl who was walking around with a torch, and didn't realize that I was shooting. Pure serendipity. And I actually love it because it tells a story of what's going on around the scene as well (there were people spinning fire poi).

I did use a red LED for about 2 seconds to bring out the bikini (it's a 30" exposure if I remember correctly)

Mad Aussie
07-25-2011, 06:53 PM
I like it. Something different. Cool to know it wasn't actually posed too.