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Behind the Wknd Halloween cover

Behind the Wknd Halloween cover

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For the Halloween Wknd cover shoot, Baltimore Sun photographer Karl Merton Ferron explains his lighting setup:

“Dual main lights were chosen – one main light, a beauty dish strobe which was softened by a simple white cloth sheet at left; the other, a cowl mounted to direct strobe, pointed down to the off-white floor, only a couple feet away from the platform. A black flag rested against the light between source and camera to knock back any lens flare. A strip box outfitted the third light which feathered the pumpkins – that source bounced off an oversized gold reflector to kick back warmth to accentuate detail in the shadows.”

Models for the shoot were Flash, a 12-year-old Welsh Pembroke Corgi and Winston, an 8-year-old Beagle.

See outtakes from the shoot below.

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Off to the races: The 17th annual Legacy Chase

Off to the races: The 17th annual Legacy Chase

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Photos and text by Karl Merton Ferron

Volunteers scrambled through the day, shuttling visitors back and forth. Children tossed footballs on hilltops. And adults tossed bean bags between races in the 17th annual Legacy Chase, part of the 2017 National Steeplechase Schedule, held on over 300 acres of preserved lands in the Hunt Valley area.

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