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Published on Sep 14, 2017

Don Quioxte has always held a special place in my heart, i recently wrote a post explaining the fascination which you can read here:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MarkRodr...

for this shot i wanted to show his passion and a bit of his madness all in one shot and so i set about to create it

props/lighting

for the top of the helmet i used a mixing bowl i got at a thrift store and for the brim i cut a piece of luan and fixed it together with aluminum tape. i then painted and treated it to look a bit rusted and beat up as in the story his armor once belonged to an older relative and in my mind it was most likely a beat beat up and weathered

for the key light i used one Paul C Buff Alien Bee in a 48" gridded octobox off to camera left and angled downward. even though the final composite was to be an environmental setting, i wanted an even portrait like quality to the light

behind me, to add ambient light, i used another alien bee with an orange gel aimed up at the ceiling, back drop and at a reflector panel. i used the gold side of the panel to cast a little extra warmth to the over all ambient light as the final shot was to look like it was outdoors in an open field of sorts

i shot many different looks and angles as i kind of had something in mind for the final shot, but wasn't quite sure how my background elements would work together

editing

the background was to be composed of a few shots i had collected on my travels with one in particular that i shot specifically with this image in mind

the background is made up of images from california (windmills and walking path) and the mountains are from a herding dog farm in ireland. after some finagling in photoshop with the various images i finally had created the image i truly always wanted to make

final thoughts

if you read the post i originally made for this image (see link at top) you will know the significance that this image means to me and why i felt it so important to create it. having had this vision in my head for so long and waiting until i could execute it properly was well worth the patience and certainly worth the time–not only spent waiting–but that i eventually put into creating the final product

as always, if you have any questions about any part of my part of my work feel free to ask, I am always happy to further explain if needed
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…enjoy

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Inner Sanctum by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-... Artist: http://incompetech.com/

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