Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L
For 3 years in a row my friend Natasha and I would plan a late fall shoot that would always fall on the last day before snow would arrive. We wouldn’t plan the snow part but it would always show up the very next day. Our meetings seemed to have the uncanny sense of naturally knowing what the very last possible day would be for a shoot without snow. For this one we had planned to meet in Guelph and converge on a location we had been scouting for over a year. It was a location deep within a conservation area and we hiked far back in carrying all the camera gear, make up, mirror, wardrobe and ladder. There was a bike trail that ran right down the length of the corridor pictured above and we would have to periodically stop the shoot and get out of the way of bikers casting us the strangest looks imaginable. Natasha had constructed a very elaborate and make shift wardrobe/make up station that was spread out on a large blanket off to the side of the corridor. There was a growing fog as the temperature was dropping rapidly as the day wore on and by the time we started shooting in the mid afternoon we had very little time to take advantage of the remaining light of day. Natasha planned the entire shoot herself and designed all aspects of how she wanted it to look. I was there to shoot and lend my advice when needed. It was great working with someone who took the reigns and created such a beautiful environment to shoot. Not pictured in this shot was a carefully draped fabric and floral canopy that was utilized when I was taking shots high up on the ladder looking down the corridor. This was a shot taken from standing position right before a pair of bikers rounded the far end of the corridor wondering what wrong turn they took that ended them up in Wonderland.