For the second time in just over a week, we did a second photoshoot at the beach in Jumailiyah Ruins - this time with Lizie. But the weather was not as clear as the previous week - there was a slight haze or perhaps sand storm. Doha was covered with sand on the same day so what we saw is probably from the same sandstorm but because we were on water, we did not felt dust on our skin.
At the same time, the tide was much lower than the previous week with Air so there were no opportunities for water splashes. The entire atmosphere looked dreamy though. Ripples of sand defined the texture of the beach. However, it was high noon - my tiny flashes won't be enough to reveal that texture and light the model effectively at the same time. So I chose to concentrate on lighting my model with one light and use the hazy beach, when the horizon line is blurred and it's difficult to see where water ends and sky begins.
The single sige-lighting made her beautifully tanned skin, orange top and white bottom really stand out. The effect was a lot different from the all white and water fun photos done in the previous week. It's the reason why it's difficult for me to get tired of shooting in the same place over and over again. Each visit is different, and lighting condition is always different.
Same place. Different look.
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