the big plan was to head downtown with friends and try and shoot this live, in the street, and pay a squeege kid to wash my helmet. but, due to no one being able get together at the same time on the same day, i had to compromise.
so, me on the bike, and my friend shawn as the squeege kid we shot in my garage. later i went downtown and shot the background as a 7 exposure hdr. i also had to get into a yelling match with a squeege girl about me not asking permission to take her picture, despite the fact i kept moving AWAY from her cause she kept getting in the way. anyway...
garage lighting was rather extensive. i knew i wanted a sunset type light on us. so i shot with that in mind. then, unfortunately when i got downtown to shoot the bg, we missed sunset by about 10 min, so my background had to be extensively processed to bring a low sun angle back into the image. while it might not necessarily look like sunset (nice and warm orange), it still reads as sun/shadow, instead of all shadow which is how it was at the time of shooting. i decided to have a beam of sun running across the street, illuminating us, and a portion of the car behind us, as if it was just starting to creep into the light.
id probably do more work on this, but having some paying work for a change so im calling this one done.
all in all i think it worked out well.