It’s that time of year when all of the hard work of spring planting is starting to reap rewards in the garden and out in the fields. The Natick Community Organic Farm is picking all sorts of vegetables but these young farmers were picking beets and carrots when I stopped in last Thursday.
It was hot out in the field but it didn’t seem to dissuade these girls from the harvest. I spent about 30 minutes with group before the scanner mercifully called me away to a car that had driven into the Charles River nearby. I have to say I was a little relieved to get out of the hot sun.
For you photogs out there perhaps wondering how the photos were shot, here is the recipe:
Hard mid-day sun was backlighting the farmers. I was shooting somewhat into the sun with a speedlight (set to High Speed Sync) in my left hand as far outstretched as I could get it and aiming back towards the subject (I was basically cross lighting with the sun as my first light and a speedlight as my second). It’s pretty hard to overpower mid-day sun in this scenario so the flash was bare bulb and zoomed to 50mm-ish and I was working real tight to the subjects so I had enough power in the flash.