Fall Bouldering Experimentation
When my friend Colin told me he was flying in from Hong Kong for a week of bouldering at the beginning of October I immediately warned him that it can often rain heavily for days on end, and that he should prepare himself for a week of no climbing.
Miraculously, the torrential rains that bad been plaguing the lower mainland eased up on the day of his arrival, and he managed several days of climbing before the rains fell again. A few of us were able to get up to climb with him one day and I decided to bring out my extension pole and Nikon SB-900 flash to test out a few lighting ideas. Most of these were shot with the pole extended to about 16 feet and propped against a nearby tree with the aid of a spare strap. The light was triggered with Elinchrom Skyports.
While I do like the dark and moody final result, I think next time I’ll be going with a little more power [Elinchrom Quadras], a second fill light, and a VALS to get the light exactly where I want it.