I was cruising around Minneapolis looking for things to take pictures of earlier this week, something I really don’t do often enough. I found pretty much the perfect subject, an armchair sitting in the middle of an open field between two enormous abandoned grain elevators. It was amazingly incongruous - I could hardly have asked for anything better. Unfortunately, the light on the grain elevator behind the armchair wasn’t working for me, and the elevator itself was too big to fit in the frame even with my 14mm lens. So I settled for using the sunset as a background - a little less edgy, but the armchair is still rather bizarre even in this slightly more typical context.
I lit this with two strobes. The main light is an SB-900 high camera right at 1/8th power, zoomed to 200mm, with a full CTO gel for warmth. I also used an accent light to give some definition to the left edge of the chair - an SB-600 camera left at 1/32nd power, zoomed to 85mm and unmodified.