Well Spring sprang with its usual Scottish unpredictability, it was overcast with a chilly wind. I turned up with Keira Lavelle at Tentsmuir car park to meet Ivory Flame, the idea was to do an hour duo shoot and Keira would leave for another shoot with her next photographer. This shoot with Keira would form the story of Ran, the Sea Goddess and Keira the Witch, some samples here to start with; Ivory Flame playing Ran on the beach.
An hour passes so quick and we had to say goodbye to Keira, meanwhile we pressed on through the forest looking for a specific location…..which proved to be quite elusive!
However on the way we got a few shots from another location I had in mind, using a red cape in the forest to add mystery and interest.
However the location proved to be a wind tunnel of the cold sort but Ivory Flame performed like a trooper.
On our tramp around the woods we found some gorse to shoot against…..
and a mossy floor…
Then a quick return to the cape as featured in The Hedge Witch..
Then eventually near the end of the day we found the little section of the forest I was looking for, it had a changed a little but it would do for our purposes. This next theme was inspired by some paintings…..its a common theme of a washing woman in a river, I wanted to try and replicate that style using topaz plugins to emulate a painting.
I have to say this was extremely difficult and I still haven’t got it right yet, though Ivory Flame certainly did, we did quite a lot of shots round this one and she nailed them every time. It’s the post processing that I’m still working on. I think I’ll return to this theme at a later date.
On the way home we found a favourite fallen tree that been shot a few times, in fact I think Lulu Lockhart fell off the log just a couple of months ago when working with another photographer.
By this time what warmth there was of the day had definitely gone, which means it was time for us to be gone. All in all it was a very busy but totally productive day. The Story of Ran and Keira working out beautifully and both Ivory Flame and Keira were stunningly good. The Hedge Witch story also worked out much better than I expect even though it was an extremely short story, the images speak for themselves really. This was all down to Ivory Flame who got the concept immediately and ran with it to perfection. There’s no need for me to recommend Ivory Flame as her reputation is way beyond my recommendation. Her work speaks for itself.
So back home for dinner featuring Rhubarb Crumble made from the Flame’s father’s allotment, and cooked up by Allison…yum yum!!