This motley crew got together last Wednesday night at Lake Ray Hubbard to shoot sunset. Now these gals are dedicated. The temperature hovered around 106 degrees and in spite of the heat, all were in good spirits. Tess had read my warning about walking along the lake in sandals and showed up wearing her “snake” boots and for those who did not heed the warning, they stepped carefully and avoided the higher weeds near the edge of the lake.
Melanie showed up after working her 12 hour shift. Said she needed to de-stress and changed from scrubs to her shooting attire in the car! Magic! Who knew you could do that so gracefully and undercover? And the fashion statement of the day was “floppy hats”… a must have item! Yours truly wore her ball cap decorated with bird doo-doo and bird names. As I started to shoot, I quickly discovered why the guys where their ball caps backwards. Yeah, looked a bit like a dufus. At least my neck was shaded!
As we know, Tess is the “eagle eye” so as all the crazy wimmin were laughing and chatting we heard her yell… “BIRD!” and there he was looking at us trying to figure out exactly what he was seeing. We got a couple shots and then slowly we attempted to zig-zag towards him but he wanted nothing to do with the crazy women and took off …
As the sun started to set, the shooting became more intense. Now we all know the power of women, but little did we know we could move the sun! Looking through the hoodman at the camera screens, it was obvious that the sun was not quite where we wanted it to be, so by simply changing our position by walking left or right, we were able to move the sun.
Clever little trick that is! Women are powerful!
Donna made the comment that the sunset looked like we were in Africa. We talked about learning to underexpose sunset shots to intensify the colors and the members were encouraged to pull out their camera “destructions” and read how to set their cameras to underexpose a stop or two in situations such as this.
Hot, sweaty and thirsty, we headed to the new Vietnamese restaurant in Rowlett, Yogurt Wasted, and indulged in smoothies and frozen yogurt with toppings.
In spite of the heat, a fun time was had by all and we agreed to shoot sunset again!