I never ever thought I would tell anyone that at my age of 81 I am not interested in women, be they draped or undraped. The only woman I want to be with is my Rosemary and she is dead.
But I have a friend who nags me (that reminds me of
Rosemary) to photograph her. In some of my more depressed moments I tell her
that taking photographs of lovely women like her is boring. She insists and finally gets her way.
Thanks to Courtenay I am able to experiment and try new things.
Of late (yesterday October 31) she came over in her Halloween costume and I used two techniques with my Fuji X-E3. I took 55 pictures of which 50 were very good.
The two techniques: 1. I grossly underexpose the Fuji using the magic f-stop of 7.1 and my only light being the modeling light of my softbox. 2. I use a focusing spotlight with a Venetian blind gobo (a metal disk) while using a1/2 second slow shutter. I move my camera either up to down or left to right (or variations).
How can this be so easy? It is, but it is satisfying. I do this in isolation where only Courtenay and I know that it is all worth doing.