Drew and Derek in the park

Just a couple of knuckleheads from back in the day

It is getting decidedly colder, and my camera body is most definitely made of metal.

I was hanging out with a group of friends today.  Most I know from high school, but these two I’ve known since I was about 8 years old.  My original plan was to do a headshot or something during lunch, however we lost track of time and didn’t end up going out until the sun had snuck under the horizon.  After getting a quick, cheap, unsatisfying meal we were on our way back to the house, when I spied some tables and benches in a park.  I had them plop down at a table, said “Hold my coffee”, and let them just chat for a minute.

Luckily shots with the two of them together are pretty easy, as they’ve pretty much been best buds their entire lives, so they’ve got a very comfortable dynamic together.

Light definitely wasn’t on my side, so even shooting wide open with a prime lens, I had to up the sensitivity much higher than I’m comfortable with (which is funny, because this camera can go so much higher).  The only illumination going on was a pretty nasty fluorescent from the side of a building.  Coupled with the faint light from the sky and the street light in the background, I don’t think there would have been any colour balance I could settle on that would have been pleasing, so I just started investigating my black and white options.

This one was using my 85mm lens at 1/60 of a second with an f1.8 aperture.  ISO was rocking at 2500.

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