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Maria I

I'd long wanted to do a shoot at this location - a tunnel near King's Cross station in London - but had never got around to making it happen.

Consequently this shot is a composite; the background photo by User:Colin is used and heavily adapted with his permission.

Maria is a dancer & sideshow performer. The original shot was against a grey background in a studio, lit from either side with feathered strip boxes. I didn't have a composite in mind when I took it but the possibility occurred to me later. I'd have lit Maria slightly differently if I'd planned the composite beforehand.

Nikon D750
100mm · f/6.3 · 1/160 · ISO 100
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