Today Anders got here. He is visiting me for about 4 days. We are going to a Megadeth concert in Hollywood and then just hang out for a few days before he keeps going on his trip down to San Diego to be in some kind of advertising award jury.
That gave me a good excuse to throw this picture up on my blog :)
I took it last time Anders was here, in one of my favorite areas just south of downtown Los Angeles. I have noticed that a lot of other (real) photographers like this area too. There are so many pictures in blogs and ads that I have noticed are from the same place. It is basically just a bunch of wearhouses and some streets between them. It is pretty much under the 10 freeway to there are cool cement pillars too that are nice backdrops. It is very close to where I took this picture.
The picture of Anders is pretty straight forward. Sun coming from camera left, behind Anders. I used one flash on a lightstand with no diffusion coming from camera right at about 45 degrees to Anders. That is it. All manual settings on both flash and camera. Fun fun :)
I’m not sure why I like the picture so much. I mean, it is not that great of a composition. Anders is almost dead center but something about it makes it still work for me. I like the shadows at the bottom, the yellow thing on the right and the powerlines…
Now I just wish I had a camera. I sold mine to my younger brother Hannes before the replacement I want to buy was out. So now I am waiting, camera-less, for the new one to be released… doh!