Sunday, June 14, 2009

Salt Flats and Ballerinas










NOTE: Be sure to check out images from some of the other photographers (I'll add to this list as I find more of them, so please come back to this page):

Joe Casalino

Scott Jarvie

Jeremy Stowell



Yesterday I had the opportunity of going out to the Salt Flats with a bunch of other photographers to photograph some beautiful girls (most of them ballerinas).

Luke Isley, with his connection to the ballerinas and as well as his connection to many photographers from Photowalking Utah, arranged this mini-photowalk.

At first, we weren't sure what to expect due to the weather (it has rained much of this past week, and it was almost monsoonal weather only an hour before we left to head for the Salt Flats).

But as it turns out, the biggest obstacle we faced in getting to the photo shoot wasn't the weather. But rather a fiery crash on I-80 in which a driver was killed and a big smoldering mess was left behind.
Link to some pictures

Cindi Jones had alerted me to the crash just as I reached the 2100 South exit of I-215. I quickly jumped off of I-215 and headed up 201. As it turns out, I was the only one lucky enough to do so. The rest of the photographers and ballerinas were on I-80. The collision delayed my arrival by 50 minutes. It delayed the rest of the troops by an additional 90 minutes!

Some of my favorite shots from the evening

I arrived about 90 minutes before the rest of the group. While there ... alone ... I really had nothing more to do except shoot my van, myself, my camera. :)









FINALLY! 90 minutes later the caravan arrives!



And now the REAL fun begins!


(Morgan Butler)

The light was fading fast! These were the last moments of the beautiful sunset that occurred shortly after the caravan arrived.


(Sarah Fink)


(Morgan Butler)


(Morgan Butler)


(Sarah Fink)


(Kimberly Ballard)


(Kimberly Ballard)


(Kami Christiansen)

One thing I didn't think I was too effective at, was making use of the water's reflection of the girls in the images I was capturing. Here are a couple of images where I purposely tried to get a reflection.


(Joanne Sandorfi)


(Joanne Sandorfi)

Experimenting with back lighting (my slaves are fired with RadioPoppers so line of sight is not required):


(Sarah Fink)


(Sarah Fink)

And one final capture with Scott Jarvie's car driving through the scene:


(McCall Butler)

1 comment:

Scott Hancock Photography.com said...

That looks like so much fun, I only dream of fun like that. :)