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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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The 92nd annual Chincoteague pony swim

The 92nd annual Chincoteague pony swim

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Photos by Michael Ares

As dawn broke over the Delmarva peninsula, a team a local wranglers – the Saltwater Cowboys – drove a herd of about 200 ponies from Assateague Island across the channel to Chincoteague.

The 92nd annual Chincoteague Pony Swim was completed in just 18 minutes.
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