The Boys Light Up. Australian Crawl. Near Canadian Bay, Melbourne, 1980.
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It was a surrealist notion I'd had in my ideas book for quite some time, with the beach umbrella being a source of light, not shade.
Once again, the shot centred around balancing the ambient light with the flash, so a bit of time exposure took place, sometimes more than 15 seconds.
I'd warned the boys of this, so they wore wetsuits and stayed really still.
We ended up shooting 'near' Canadian Bay because when it became obvious a nude girl was involved it was wise to move to a secluded location.