Where: Costa Mesa, CA
Between Meeting: Prepping for a Monday Presentation
It was another Sunday in the office getting ready for Monday. Knowing I would finish in time for the best light of the day, I did a search on, “Things to do in Orange County”. I saw the Orange County Fair was taking place so I packed up for the day and headed south on the 405.
I love County and State fairs because they are often filled with colorful people in and around saturated colors. But on this day, I was drawn to the desaturated tones caused by billowing smoke from an outdoor barbecue.
Remembering Jay Maisel’s, “I’m from New York, I don’t trust any air I can’t see” I spent most of my time shooing through and finding angles that enhanced the smoke. I knew that in Black and White I could take this daylight scene shot in a modern affluent community, and make it feel like 1950’s film noir.