This was quite a serendipitous shot. I had just finished shooting a roll of film on the Hasselblad and was dismantling the rig when I noticed my stunning model Christine trying out various poses. I just love the giant waist-level viewfinders in the Hasselblads so the concept for this shot came to me.

I grabbed a nearby stepstool and climbed up to see if I could capture a suitable image. The studio was dark, only lit by the modeling lights on the strobes, so autofocus on the D3X was not possible. The shortest lens I bring to the studio is 50mm, and with a steps tool, I could get no further away from the Hasselblad. Focusing manually in the dark on the viewfinder image, I fired, knowing I still had a radio trigger on the D3X which would fire the stobes illuminating the model.

If I had thought to arrange this shot, I would have used a wider lens or a bigger stepstool and framed the Hasselblad a little better, but again, this was pure serendipity.

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