The Saint December 1st, 2010
Oh my. We’re already in December. Where is the time GOING?!
Well, I may not be around for the next few days. And so until I return I leave you with a few portraits of Abu Dhabi’s resident saint. Now ask yourself – seeing as the X-mas season is upon us – this year, have you been naughty or nice? (Regardless, check out Wired’s list of top 100 mad gift ideas for geeks (and other humanoids) who have everything here.)
And without further ado, meet the saint:
The saint is in fact a (mostly saintly – he knows what he did – tsk tsk) friend of mine who has braved appearing in front of my lens before. I wanted to test out gear and we both aimed to make it fun. Some more shoots from that session will no doubt find their way onto this blog again soon. Below, another candid shot.
I lit the saint from behind on with a studio light firing through my Lastolite Hilite background, and from top left with another studio light firing through a Lastolite softbox.
On another note, today I share with you a number of videos (yep, not exactly photography related, for once) of totally random things made extraordinary through slow motion:
- click here for a video of a steel ball dropped into super-heated fine sand;
- for a jaw-dropping video of a drop of water falling at 2,000 frames per second, click here;
- click here for a video of a tomato in a blender, shot at 10,000 frames per second; and
- for a video of a popcorn kernel popping at 6,200 frames per second, click here.
Happy National Day UAE!
More coming soon!
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