This Rochester Weather.....

The Rochester weather took over this shoot and I just had to make due with what I had, and it turned out great.

This shoots started out in my mind as a shoot with clear or slightly cloudy skies, late evening into sunset, using strong warm sunset as different types of light sources. I had about five locations scouted out that would have been great for the shoot how I saw it out. The weather forecast for the shoot looked perfect a few days ahead of time.

Then Rochester weather decided to do what it does best and change whenever and however it wanted. On the day of the shoot the weather turned into cloudy, grey, foggy, rainy and wet. The location at Mendon Ponds in Pittsford, NY that usually full of tight trails, marshy grass flats, and some scattered hills overlooking the ponds was all giant puddles, mud, and fog. Regardless, we made due and came out with some good stuff. Here are some outtakes and the final images from the shoot!

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To me this was not quite as good as the first, similar composition; but you can be the judge. 

To me this was not quite as good as the first, similar composition; but you can be the judge. 

Did not plan on using this scene at all. We made it to the end of the shoot and had had some extra time, and the fog over the lake looked incredible. Does not quite fit the series but I thought I would include it anyway.

Did not plan on using this scene at all. We made it to the end of the shoot and had had some extra time, and the fog over the lake looked incredible. Does not quite fit the series but I thought I would include it anyway.

and a little behind the scenes....

and a big thanks to Sam for helping me out with the shoot. I made sure I had a nature, adventurous shot of him at the end of the day at this spot overlooking the fog that was rolling in.

and a big thanks to Sam for helping me out with the shoot. I made sure I had a nature, adventurous shot of him at the end of the day at this spot overlooking the fog that was rolling in.

Turned out that the spot I had scouted out before hand is not the same when it's wet. Taken by my assistant Sam, one of the few times I was not kneeling or falling in the swamp below my feet. we were all a little muddier than planned...

Turned out that the spot I had scouted out before hand is not the same when it's wet. Taken by my assistant Sam, one of the few times I was not kneeling or falling in the swamp below my feet. we were all a little muddier than planned...