100 Strangers - Mark Reierson
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043.100 Kristen

043.100 Kristen

I had been wanting to use some fill flash in my portraits to counter the overly flat light experienced on heavily overcast days. This day was one of variable cloud cover, so it was a bit challenging. I never knew from one minute to the next what the light would be like.

This is (the very patient!) Kristen. As an icebreaker, I told her about my previous encounter with Nate (042) and his upcoming adventure. Kristen told me excitedly that she had done a similar trip for about the same time period, and our conversation flowed easily afterwards. Kristin works in the HR department of a local energy services firm, and even in our brief encounter I found her so personable and open that I’m sure she excels at her job. Despite my eagerness to use a flash, the light just wasn’t conducive to it, and there were many failed attempts through which Kristen showed remarkable patience. In the end, though, I got a great shot without flash, and had a wonderfully refreshing and invigorating conversation.

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