As I mentioned in my previous post we started with some outdoor shooting at Longwood. First the dark purple/pink dahlias. There were also some gorgeous light pink versions, but they were in direct sun (a big no-no for me with flowers if I can avoid it). We walked around the back of the bed and decided to try some backlighting in honor of Amy - she rocks at portrait backlighting.
I am pretty pleased with how they came out. Definitely something I need to keep playing with. This is one of the good things about fall and early spring trips to Longwood, the light is so much better for this kind of shooting at opening (they open at 9 so in the long days of summer the sun is just up too high for this).