"My first contact with Alessandra was via Model-Kartei. She sent me a brief message that she will be in the Munich-area soon and that she was looking for photographers to working together. After a look at her sedcard I decided to write back. Her sedcard was quite interesting – but there weren’t any streetphotos on it and I was wondering, if she would be interested in doing “Street”. But she was and so we decided to having a session on Sunday, 16th of October. The weather of the week before was really awful. Cold, foggy and with lots of rain – not much to do with the “golden autumn in October”. The chance to have our meeting with that weather conditions was less than 10%.
In the evening of the Saturday we had a little chat – she came directly from Italy and I told her the weather forecast for Sunday. Not the best weather, mostly cloudy but only an 8% probability of rain. And so we decided to do the session. Alessandra visited me in Landshut in the early morning (8 am) and we started our tour at the central station towards the old town of Landshut. In the beginning the weather wasn’t really good (weather forecast hadn’t changed), but we had some stains of blue sky between the clouds… really promising. And then the weather really got great. The fog went away and so the clouds did. At 10 am we had the best weather conditions. Blue sky, lots of sun and really warm. Sun in combination with golden leaves is really great.
What a luck, that we were at this time at one of the city gardens of Landshut. Old trees, lots of green grass and lots of colored leaves on the trees. I asked Alessandra to take a seat at the parapet of the music pavilion in that garden. The sun was shining through the leaves and there was a small spot of sun on her hands. Her face wasn’t in the sun, so I hadn’t issues with shadows in her face. So we got this overall well illuminated phote with Alessandra, smiling and sitting relaxed at the parapet with the bright leaves in the background.
I used only small technics: My Nikon D800 and the Tamron SP 70-200 VC at 140mm focal length and aperture f2.8. No additional light or “light-helpers”. The Tamron lens produces sometimes (e.g. in this case) a kind of “swirling” bokeh like the Helios 40-2. Some will like it – others won’t."
Thank you so much Wolfgang for sharing this beautiful photo with us here in Streetfashion MagZZine.