Here are a few random photos taken during Friday morning's session at the Sachs Covered Bridge near Gettysburg, PA:
I was looking for locations with open shade and avoid direct sunlight, which often meant standing in groves of trees and just asking for deer ticks to find us. But I thought that the subdued lighting inside the covered bridge might be interesting, especially since the openings in the sides of the bridge were right at greyhound-height.
While the first two images above were taken in overcast skies, the last two were taken inside of the covered bridge. I adjusted my white balance and also shot in RAW. I must have picked a good location to photograph because two wedding photographers also showed up for an engagement shoot after I started taking pictures of Boo and Cian. And it also so happened that there was a long-distance running relay that started at Gettysburg that very morning -- the bridge was a turn-around point for the teams running from Gettysburg to Washington, DC. While we were taking pictures we'd stop and take a break so that the people supporting the runners could come and pet Boo and Cian. They behaved so well.
The Sachs Covered Bridge is a very cool location to go photographing, so do stop by there if ever you visit Gettysburg.
(Shot with the Nikon D300; first picture: 18-200mm zoom; aperture-priority; 1/1000 sec @ f/4; ISO 200; flash white balance; RAW file processed using Lightroom Ultimate Fighter preset; second picture: 50mm f/1.8 lens; aperture-priority; 1/400 sec @ f/4; ISO 400; SB-800 flash; cloudy white balance; RAW file processed Lightroom sepia preset; third picture: 50mm f/1.8 lens; aperture-priority; 1/80 sec @ f/4; ISO 800; shade white balance; RAW file processed with Lightroom; fourth picture: 50mm f/1.8 lens; aperture-priority; shade white balance; 1/125 sec @ f/4; ISO 800; shade white balance; RAW file processed with Lightroom. Matrix-metered all images.)