Monday, May 16, 2011

Saturday at Gettysburg

Saturday morning was a return to the Sachs Covered Bridge where I had a session to do with Sadie's half-sister, Mandy. She'll turn 11 in July. I met her and her owner, Beverly, perhaps a couple of years ago. I have never met any of Sadie's siblings (or Katie's, or Nikki's, or Alex's for that matter). But I think it'd be pretty cool if I did.

Mandy posed for me inside the bridge. Because she tires quickly I had to work fast. This was the first picture I took:


And this was the second:


I just used the available light that came through the open framework of the bridge -- I didn't think using flash was going to be a good idea.

Since it was late morning the sunlight was getting harsh and I used fill-flash to lighten the shadows a bit when I was shooting into the sun. I set flash compensation to -0.7 on the camera. I love how her ears stand up in these pictures:

Mandy Mandy

We were done within 30 minutes. I walked with Mandy and Beverly back to her SUV on the other side of the bridge and said goodbye. I'm hoping to see them both again.

(Shot with the D300 using the 18-200mm zoom, program mode, auto white balance; first picture: 1/100 sec at f/5; ISO 200; second picture: 1/100 sec at f/5.6; ISO 200; third picture: 1/400 sec at f/10; ISO 200; fourth picture: SB-800 flash, 1/320 sec at f/11; ISO 200. All RAW files processed using Lightroom.)


  1. Mandy looks like a very happy and lovely lady! I think you captured her beautifully! I'm still kicking myself that we missed that bridge! Gah!