So, if you have been following me on Facebook, you know I was seeking a rooftop for a shoot. We found an ideal spot for last night, thanks to you know who (we sort of snuck up there and then snuck over a guardrail, so i’ll keep my accomplice anonymous).We were looking for an unobstructed view of the sky, and got somewhat close. However, we were cautious. Not because of the lack of guardrail, but because of the circles drawn in random squishy spots all over the roof, with the word “hole” written next to them.

There is only one explanation for that diagram, and it ain’t a technical one. I can’t believe i didn’t take a picture. Guess I was trying not to fall in.

So. This was my first semi-successful twilight shoot. I have a lot to learn, but it was a fun go.

We first got settled….

…and played with the small flashes. I was trying to balance the artificial light with how I anticipated the ambient twilight was going to look. I am sure that there is something I wasn’t taking into consideration as to how to push the twilight-look of the sky by adjusting my exposure compensation, but on the fly I couldn’t figure it out. Although I still like this shot.

…then the sky began to deepen…

…and we got dramatic. Throwing a sari and gold pants into the mix never hurts…

Or perhaps a cute cocktail dress and heels? Is this the 2009 equivalent of vacuuming in heels and pearls?

A happy accident, cityscape building silhouettes on the horizon. And Kelly embraces her true, happy, ever-optimistic inner yogi.

…Ximena got beautifully bendy…sigh. I wish the shot did this pose justice. Next time.

And then beautiful Kelly got still for me so that I could capture her as is, in her lovely green dress.

more to come….sv