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“Luke Chapter 2”

© 2015 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

In our household our hearts are turning towards Christmas and the greatest story ever told. My younger sister is a talented singer/songwriter and on her latest album (a Christmas album – check it out on iTunes: ) she shared a song she wrote by the name “Luke Chapter 2”. I had that song in mind when I thought of the concept of this image. The Bible opened to Luke Chapter 2 and the story of the birth of Jesus with the lights of Christmas blazing in bokeh beyond. I tried a few different approaches, but settle on this SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4 lens with a single Metz 64 AF-1 flash and a Lite Genius Super Scoop II defuser a ways behind the camera so that the light would be soft by the time it hit the bright white pages of the Bible. The end result is pretty cool, I think, and is almost straight out of camera.
Gear Used:

Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera (Body Only)
SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4 via Fotodiox Pro adapter
Metz 64 AF-1 Flash units
Lite Genius Super Scoop II
Adobe Lightroom CC Software for Mac and Windows (Boxed Version)
Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud 1-Year Subscription
Alien Skin Exposure X (Use Code “dustinabbott” to get 10% anything and everything)

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