Sex and sand and sunshine- Ariel plays with self-bondage nude in metal in public on the beach!
Hywel's Note: Ariel and I hadn't had much luck with Fuerteventura. We'd booked a location shoot there years ago, just the two of us, but
ended up having to cancel. She'd worked there a couple of times with other photographers, and she finally got the brilliant
idea that her OnlyFans could pay for us to take a trip there. We'd have a working holiday, shooting content for our sites, custom videos, edit some sets, and hopefully find some nice locations and grab
some really nice outdoor bondage for RE as well. It was great to be shooting and have people walking past us and not getting freaked out or huffy about it all. (We had a few nice thumbs-up from people, which was lovely!)
The plan worked brilliantly, made even better by the fact that the hotel she had chosen was right at the southern edge of the resort-
and on a naturist beach! It was so lovely to have a relatively quiet bit of beach, but with other naked people around, in which to shoot. So it gave me proper chance to play with a "feature" lens I'd bought especially for the trip- a catadioptric or mirror lens. This style of lens
was in fashion 40 years ago, before lens technology allowed compact, high-quality and relatively lightweight telephotos to
be lugged around. Mirror lenses are long (in focal length) but short in physical length and much lighter than an all-glass refracting design, because it uses reflecting mirrors to fold the optical path back on itself.
Creatively, that leads to a few distinctive features. They tend to flare with a central diffuse brightening into the light, the out-of-focus highlights are toroidal because of the blocking of the aperture by the secondary mirror, and because the focal lengths are so long
they also tend to produce a voyeuristic, looking in on the scene feeling. I've never stood so far away to shoot a set!
The lens I used also has a quirk because it is designed for a crop-sensor camera, but I was using it on full-frame. So its imaging circle didn't quite cover the whole sensor- hence the full vignetting to black at the corners. But I like that creatively, it enhances the old-school spying in on her feeling.
I shot with the same lens on one or two other sets but I think this is the one where it worked best for RE. Even so, I wish I'd realised that to get the full toroid highlight effects I should have had the sparkling water a lot further behind Ariel. I figured that out for some Silk Soles shots later in the week, if I recall correctly.
It's great to stretch your muscles creatively a bit from time to time and I came back from the trip thoroughly re-energised and
ready to get my mojo on photographically. And also to try a return visit having figured out how best to shoot with the funky catadioptric for the future!
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