Is it too cold for great portraits?
|Water falls frozen over|
Allison wanted a different look than most other high school seniors. She wanted a winter look and we waited until we received weeks of very cold weather covered with snow.
The first shot is at the base of the falls after many weeks of sub freezing temps and multiple snow falls. I wanted a very unique look and used the frozen falls to help frame Allison.
|Buttermilk Falls Winter|
In both shots, I utilized an SB800 on a light pole (camera left) with no difuser.
|Glowing frozen water falls|
The light created a beautiful glow on Allison creating one of my favorite 'environmental' shots from the day.
Although I have shot portraits at Buttermilk Falls for many years, I never grow bored of the unique looks possible. Thus far, I have shown looks up to and around the base of the falls. There are railroad tracks that run above the actual falls and a beat up utility shed that creates an amazing look.
There is no doubt in my mind that there are hundreds of other 'hidden' gems within a ten - twenty mile radius of my home. I constantly look for these gem locations and attempt to learn everything I can about them in an effort to create unique and creative portraits.
Buttermilk Falls is located in Beaver County along route 18 and near PA turnpike.
Beaver County High School Senior Portraits by dr Frank
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