The titillating title of this post really has more to do with the location and the weather than the content of the shoot.  This was a couples shoot at Frye Cove Park in Olympia.  The models wanted to do something in water and this is a fairly secluded area where we could take photographs without too much disruption.  This was my first time testing out the Paul C. Buff Vagabond Mini battery pack.  I brought one of my Alien Bees B800 studio lights (this is where the hot part comes in) carrying it, the battery pack, sandbags, etc. down the trail to the beach.  The models helped, but I worked up quite a sweat, not to mention carrying everything back up the hill.  I attached my Silver High Output beauty dish and put the light near the shoreline, which was a little disconcerting as the tide was rising, so I had to keep an eye on it throughout the shoot.  The sun made a fantastic backlight and we were able to get some nice shots that day.

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2011 0901 Rock Candy Mountain Strobist