Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan

In a small village outside Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan, I was photographing a group of women. I postioned them against a striking blue doorway next to a tree stand full of pots in order to make a unique composition. I came in close and bent low with my EOS1N Canon camera with a 17-35mm f/2.8 lens to create an intimate feeling. I also used a bit of fill flash with my 540EZ flash on a -1 2/3 setting with an amber gel in a LumiQuest FX bounce to add a sparkle of warmth. You can see that I was using my LowePro Magnum AW camera bag with a hip stance so all my equipment was accessible at a moment's notice.

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