So yesterday we decided to take a bit of a road trip and we ended up in Port Elgin, Ontario. A beautiful little town, on the shores of Lake Huron. The area is known as Ontario’s West Coast (well that’s what the signs said). The journey from Stratford took about 2.5 to 3 hrs with some stops along the way for some photo ops! Now it’s been sometime since I attempted to do any portraits and of course with my new Nikon I am still feeling my away around the camera. All that being said, I was suggesting to Vanda that once again I would need her to be my model and well pose for me, she is such a sport really! I didn’t have a plan and I certainly was not about to bring along a bunch of flashes and stands. This portrait adventure would be hand-held and for the most part spontaneous. If we saw a good spot we would stop and see what we could get. I should also let you know that I did get some other landscape and flower shots as well (shared later this week no doubt!). Over all, it was a good photo driveabout (sic) (and not a walkabout).
My only complaint was that it was very hot (as was my model!) and of course the sun was high in the sky and harsh (I know, I know..early morning or evening but hey…it was Sunday and we like to sleep in!). This made some of the results a bit tragic in that my poor sweet model was often squinting and fighting the reflection of the sun in her bright blue eyes. Anyway, I am not as pleased as I could be with the results as I know I should have and could have had better results. Perhaps we will do some progression over the next few weeks and see if there is any improvement. Hope you don’t get sick of my model!