These are my fourth and fifth images for the narrative assignment.  Originally these were to be set at a cave, but my guide wasn’t available so I had to think of something else.  As it happened I’d discovered a tunnel/long bridge for the Rochdale canal under the M62 while out running – and this made for a good cave substitute.

I wish that I could hide you…

ISO100, 1/50s, f/8. Click to see large on Flickr.

The first show depicts the cahracter moving toward the tunnel/cave as a hide-out.  I’ve carried the red over from the previous set, essentially representing what the character is attempting to hide from.

One light was set up with a red gel and Pringles tube to direct the light and avoid too much of it bouncing/spilling in to the tunnel.  The camera was on a tripod and I used timed delay – having forgotten my remote trigger.  The setup is shown below:

Lighting setup for the first shot.

 …so you can rest and repair

Candidate one – ISO1600, 1/50s, f/7.1. Click to see large on Flickr

Candidate two. ISO1600, 1/50s, f/7.1. Click to see large on Flickr

The second shot depicts the character hidden from the red light.  I’ve used a bare flash directed at my face (Pringles tube again) to show the character is sheltered.   I’ve not decided which one I prefer as yet – and I think I’ll make the decision once I’ve got the whole lot arranged together.

I’ve no idea why I had the camera set at ISO1600 – I expect I’d been playing but I can’t recall why.  I’ve increased the brightness and sharpness in Lightroom.

The red gel flash was just on the edge of the bridge outside, so as to cast a strong shadow and avoid too much red hitting my face.  This is how the flash without gel and camera was arranged.

Second shot setup…