December Challenge: Day 10 – Cachaulo VanLaanen

Cachaulo VanLaanen

Cachaulo is a co-worker of mine at Quartus Engineering (he's an engineer too). Outside of work, he's into skiing and playing rugby for the San Diego Old Aztecs — home games are at Robb Field in Ocean Beach, in case you live nearby and want to see some rugby action. He's also a photographer, but has yet to start up his Flickr account. Cachaulo attributes his lack of a smile to the Christmas party hangover and/or running out of coffee in the break room today.

I shot this scene with my 10mm lens, so the hallway looks way longer than it really is. Cachaulo was really standing about 6 or 7 feet from me, and I helped to light the scene with my wireless flash held in one hand and the camera in the other. The fluorescent lights originally turned out yellow, so I toyed around with the hue adjustments until I settled on the “blue” look you see here — I had to mask out Cachaulo so he didn't look like a Smurf.

To see the rest of my December Challenge photos, check the “Challenge” category here on the blog or visit my Flickr Set.