September

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  1. Deftone2k

    Deftone2k In the Darkroom

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    This is a continuation from my August thread.

    September was a crazy month.. it is like coming out of hibernation (even though there really isnt a super off season). I went out to Orange to visit some good friends, got lucky with the Canola fields being out. Shot 4 weddings, second shot a couple of others, edited/delivered a styled shoot and started developing some film again :) I did a couple of seascaping trips, TwinII came to town so I took him to a new spot called Cape Banks I hadnt been before in Botany.. on a WILD swell day it was crazy everything got so wet but it was fun

    I also shot my first double header.. on the same day (2 x 4 hour weddings) which was.. stressful but fun :)

    #1 - Citybound
    [​IMG]Citybound by Jack Chauvel | http://www.jackchauvel.com, on Flickr

    I have wanted to do a shot from this location for a couple of years now, typically I left it late and now there are some apartments in the way. Took almost 2 hours to get the right combination of trains (blending just didnt come across right).

    #2 - Cape Banks #1
    [​IMG]Banks by Jack Chauvel | http://www.jackchauvel.com, on Flickr

    Took TwinII to Cape Banks.. it was wild.. I got off about 2 shots before all my gear was soaked and constantly cleaning for the next hour or two. Good fun tho. I had to clean up quite a lot of overspray on this one. I liked how furious the layers of the swell are (and the whipped up waves on the right).

    #3 - Cape Banks #2
    [​IMG]Cape Banks by Jack Chauvel | http://www.jackchauvel.com, on Flickr

    Much closer to sunset in a different spot, I liked the layers of light for this and the different directions of movement. Enjoyed soaked feet for the rest of the eve from this.

    #4 - Styled Shoot
    [​IMG]Jacquie by Jack Chauvel | http://www.jackchauvel.com, on Flickr

    Shot at Studio Neon in Redfern for a styled shoot, was used for a mix of location as well as further shots where a table was setup. Tricky spot to shoot but I generally tackle scenes by going wide -> mid -> close.

    #5 - Styled Shoot
    [​IMG]Jacquie by Jack Chauvel | http://www.jackchauvel.com, on Flickr

    #6 - Styled Shoot
    [​IMG]Jacquie by Jack Chauvel | http://www.jackchauvel.com, on Flickr

    Jacquie was great to work with, I really liked to play with the light and shadows it really suited the way she could pose.

    #7
    [​IMG]Sara & Jason - Wedding by Jack Chauvel | http://www.jackchauvel.com, on Flickr

    Pretty Rad intimate wedding.. there were 8 guests including me. All done on a Heritage Yacht called the Boomerage

    #8
    [​IMG]Sara & Jason - Wedding by Jack Chauvel | http://www.jackchauvel.com, on Flickr

    Quick Portrait before going upstairs for the ceremony

    #9
    [​IMG]Sara & Jason - Wedding by Jack Chauvel | http://www.jackchauvel.com, on Flickr

    Wanted to incorporate a feel of the yacht, it was really tricky with the design/shape and access (not like I could hop off and shoot them on it)

    #10
    [​IMG]Sara & Jason - Wedding by Jack Chauvel | http://www.jackchauvel.com, on Flickr

    We shot around the Shipyard when we arrived back to Rozelle, it had rained on and off for the day and i spotted a sweet angle so purposely shot this in mind for when I was editing.

    #11
    [​IMG]Sara & Jason - Wedding by Jack Chauvel | http://www.jackchauvel.com, on Flickr

    Feature shot to kind of give a bit of a story as to where we were.. just so happened I had another Blue Kombi and Runner to photo bomb (here is the first one from last year)

    #12
    [​IMG]Sara & Jason - Wedding by Jack Chauvel | http://www.jackchauvel.com, on Flickr

    We all went and ate dinner together at Baroque which was nice, the reception was actually Karaoke where all their Sydney friends rocked up and partied into the night. This was their first duet together (kind of like their first dance).

    #13 - North Curl Curl
    [​IMG]North Curl Curl by Jack Chauvel | http://www.jackchauvel.com, on Flickr

    I have wanted to do a Blue Hour project for a couple of years after finding an amazing film photographer who worked on some blue hour long exposures. I kind of felt that the trip to Erskinville was the kickstart for that.. I had a meeting in Manly mid month so headed out to North Curl Curl for sunset after. I had wanted to shoot this spot for a while, so did an almost 10 min exposure after sunset. I just love this time of day because the light/colours and way the twilight blends into night with natural + man made light is always unique.

    #14
    [​IMG]Nikki & Chris - Wedding by Jack Chauvel | http://www.jackchauvel.com, on Flickr

    The second of the weddings I shot on the same day. Was really relaxed affair down at Pyrmont. These guys just wanted to have lots of fun.. so we shot around the park and they had some ideas in mind. One was to climb the Jungle Gym, so they did at sunset. Loved her red dress. I have a bunch of shots, but it was tricky to balance up there for them and I liked the arc coming down and evenly splitting the frame.

    #15
    [​IMG]Nikki & Chris - Wedding by Jack Chauvel | http://www.jackchauvel.com, on Flickr

    I had scouted this spot when I shot Sarah last month. The angles are REALLY tricky to work with, but I wanted to incorporate it into a wide shot. Unfortunately there was a big truck just below the frame so couldnt do a full street shot. Maybe next time :)

    #16
    [​IMG]Canola by Jack Chauvel | http://www.jackchauvel.com, on Flickr

    I went out to Orange to see a friend for a few days and relax. We went out shooting (he shot rabbits) and I took photos of him shooting which was fun. The next day we found some Canola fields and spent the arvo shooting. This was the last of the sun that day sadly, I love how the sun picks up the Canola.

    #17
    [​IMG]Canola by Jack Chauvel | http://www.jackchauvel.com, on Flickr

    I wanted a long exposure for the canola for one frame just to see how it would look with the Canola moving in the wind. It kind of gives a very static but moving shot, unfortunately the cloud was a bit too thick to get the kind of movement that I specifically wanted. I loved how this tree stood up straight on the slope and the weird shape it had grown into. This is a 5min exposure just before sunset where we gave up in search of some beers.

    18 - Sunny Corner
    [​IMG]Lines by Jack Chauvel | http://www.jackchauvel.com, on Flickr

    On my way home from Orange I stopped off at Sunny Corner and checked out the state forest. I didnt have long as I had to get home for meetings but found some cool rows. I have been wanting to shoot the pine forests for some time.. I think ill scout some other ones. I shot some film though and look forward to seeing the results. The red mud was also fun to drive through :)

    #19
    [​IMG]RJ & Cris - Wedding by Jack Chauvel | http://www.jackchauvel.com, on Flickr

    To finish the month I had a wedding last Sunday, couple were rad.. lots of fun. Wedding was all in Western Sydney. I scouted this spot on the way home from Orange, had this in mind before we did the locations and they were keen as mustard!

    #20
    [​IMG]RJ & Cris - Wedding by Jack Chauvel | http://www.jackchauvel.com, on Flickr

    Dat light.

    #21
    [​IMG]RJ & Cris - Wedding by Jack Chauvel | http://www.jackchauvel.com, on Flickr

    Love shooting this time of year, the light is so easy to shoot back lit. I generally find my histogram point of how I want the scene to look, with enough wriggle room to comfortably adjust for the skin tones.

    Am in the process of hopefully getting a very nice scanner, and then ill be re-scanning a bunch of film as well as developing a whole lot. Lets see how inundated wedding seasons goes

    Any questions about shots or what gear was used let me know :)
     
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  2. Pbx_Jnr

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    Some amazing shots there Mr Jack! I love #10 with the reflection mate :)

    As for your first shot, that's now inspired me to find my perfect train beam photo! I work for Queensland Rail so I'm on the train all the time trying to think of a good place to snap them haha

    I also like your styled shoot with the vintage camera stuff in the background :)
     
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    Excellent. I also like the shoot with the styled bridal shots. Gorgeous model with really natural, peaceful looking expressions and poses.
     
  4. reags

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    Top work as usual J :thumbup:
     
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    im digging 4 and 5
     
  6. TwinII

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    Nice work. I have fond memories of Cape Banks - I still have a few digital frames I haven't even looked at! Looking forward to seeing Octobers shots.
     
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    God damn there are some amazing shots here.
     
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    great work overall; #19 is a standout for me. framed exceptionally well. nice one :)
     
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    Deftone2k

    Deftone2k In the Darkroom

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    Please do edit some :thumbup: I have others I havent gone back to look at yet (like right at the end).

    I might head out there for a different walk/view again this month if I get a chance.
     
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    #2 is my favorite, followed by #19.

    How far back from the couple were you in #19?
     
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    Deftone2k

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    About 50m? Shot with a 50mm. I shot it with a 35mm as well and it was a long run up the hill afterwards :p
     
  12. humanrace

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    10, 18,19 are awesome :thumbup:
     
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    Awesome work mate, #10 and #18 are the one's for me :)
     
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    Cheers dudes.

    Ive been sick and wedding.. which is a combo for not many landscapes. Hoping to get out once or twice this month if I get a chance :)
     

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