I was requested to take new photos of the Rock Bridge Venues for a new Rock Bridge website that will launch in the next few weeks. Here are my favorite shots from the project.
I wanted to do my best to balance the interior and exterior light so the buildings had a bright and welcoming feeling. This meant arriving at each site before sunrise and running around to turn all the lights on then find the best composition for each shot. At any given site I had a window of about 5-10 minutes to get the right light and shot. Thankfully the weather cooperated and I was a to get some sharp shots.
I use the sunrise/sunset app to help my determine the best time to arrive. I have found that half way between civil twilight and sunrise to be about the balancing point to make these shots.
Joseph and Sierra built a beautiful house. They asked me to take some shots before they moved in. Saturday morning I arrived before the sun came up. Ran around the house and turned on every light switch I could. I wanted balance the interior and exterior light the best I could. In addition to all the interior lights being on, I wanted to see what kind of reflection I could get of the house on their pond. Here are my favorite shots.
This year for DNOW we strung up 600 5×10″ poster board pieces. We took the idea from here. We needed to scale the idea up to our stage. Big thanks to Anna Joseph for cutting all the boards down to size. Anna, Carter, Kent, Rachel, and Zach- I couldn’t have done this without you guys. We strung 20 cards per string glued at 9″ spacing. The horizontal spacing we used was 16″. We had 3 sets of 10 strings.
When the sunrise was going to be less fun (no clouds), I went for a photo walk. These were my favorite shots.
Here are a few more of my favorites from the trip. If your looking for pictures of people, your on the wrong blog. www.koetjefamily.com is our family blog, visit there if you want to see Malachi.
4 of the 6 mornings we were at the beach I got up before anyone else and headed down to the beach to enjoy the sun coming over the horizon. The beach tortoise was crawling through the sand and I had to see where he (she) was headed.
I’m working on completing time-lapses more frequently, but thats easier said than done. Hopefully I’ll have more to post here soon.