Sometimes the appropriate
solution to a lighting problem requires electronic flash
(I'm one who generally prefers the use of reflectors, nets,
and silks). For this shot of a couple on a raft in Jamaica
(it was a swimsuit fashion feature for Playboy), I took
camera, tripod, and Balcar flash, wading with me.
Polaroid film was
used to judge the balance of the ambient light relative to
the flash fill.
I wonder what would
have happened if the Balcar power pack were to have dropped
into the water as I was standing there?