This year I’ve been doing quite a bit of interior photography work for S.E.A. Construction (San Mateo, CA) and last week their head of marketing and business development, Petalyn Albert, informed me the one of the interior remodels that I had photographed had won a statewide award for interior kitchen renovation. Cool!
Needless to say it was a pretty difficult kitchen to capture because of the huge window that ran the entire length of the kitchen. It was requested that I capture blue sky in the images to highlight the view. Just great! It was only 9am and my poor D3x couldn’t handle it. Lens flare and blinkies (actually just one gigantic blinkie where the window was) everywhere on the LCD. Fill flash didn’t look natural at the power I needed to balance the light and HDR bracketing didn’t look like it was going to work either because of lens flare (blooming) when over exposing the windows. What to do? I punted and went home! But, I came back when the sun was lower on the horizon and mother nature had done the balancing act for me. Shooting with crossover light has its own challenges and one has to work fast because the good light is very transient. In the end, I captured a great set of images and everyone was pleased. Petalyn made the following video to celebrate the award which features the images from the shoot. You can see the full gallery on my website using the link at the top of this page.