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Taken 15-Jul-09
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Keywords:Paul Morton, Morton Photographic, Girl, Blond, Betty Page, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s, Rat Rod, Swing Dance, Rock-A-Billy, Rock A Billy, Rockabilly, Model, Harley, Harley Davidson, Canon, 5D II, 24-105L, Profoto, SB-26, Strobist, AZ, Arizona, USA
Photo Info

Dimensions5100 x 3400
Original file size11.8 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceUnknown
Date taken15-Jul-09 20:48
Date modified15-Jul-09 20:48
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal length45 mm
Exposure1/10 at f/10
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
ISO speedISO 200
Wanna Ride?

Wanna Ride?

Feature shoot for Hot Bike Magazine. A person I actually kind of knew replied to a Craigslist ad I posted hunting for feature vehicles. The bike lead me to Hot Bike and made me want a retro model A'la Betty Page. I also wanted a crusty old background... Turns out Chad, the builder, had the perfect shop and knew the model.

I broke out all my lights and shot a full feature on this bike. This shot is one of my favorites and I had a 600ws Profoto mono in my large softbox camera right, a couple of SB-26s snooted on the engine and wheels just camera left. Far camera left I had another Profoto 600ws monolight in a shoot-through umbrella. And almost to the wall far left was an SB-26 with a warming gel.

I first dialed the shot in using Canon's DPP. Then I adjusted the curves, didged and burned, cleaned up a few small skin items, and performed PS breast augmentation--just a little.