Beach, docks, nice cafe. The Tea Cosy looks okay.
Ideas and shots
Can we tell a story? Suggestion from a friend, a mini sequence of respite, duty, longing. Eg. Relaxing, receiving the call to duty, departing.
Being Kongou, we *need* some tea, ideally in a sort of old-fashioned setting. But maybe a somewhat formal English setting will do as well.
We only have so much time, I think we'll do best sticking to some nice tea, and a bit of water settings.
Drinking tea, we should be able to do this somewhere: http://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/1954961?tags=kongou_%28kantai_collection%29+rating%3As+-comic
This could be remarkably troublesome; finding a nice setting with tea and food is kinda tough. The Tea Cosy looks a little *too* cosy, but I'll check it out. It seems promising.
Honestly we could almost fake it up, we just need the end of a table and some nice chairs, throw a doily over it and drop some teacups and accoutrements - ghetto mini set.
We think that a very light mint green would complement Kongou's palette, which is basically red/brown/yellow on white.
Adrian's (Chris') elegant chair might also be useful, but in a studio setup.
In case we're going to shoot anywhere on the water:
- High tide: 10:40
- Low tide: 16:30
For bays, the ideal time is *probably* just after high tide, when any crap in the water (seaweed etc) will be washed out to sea again.
- Camera - D800
- Spare battery in grip
- AA batteries
- AAA batteries
- Format memory cards
- Coloured gels
- Beauty dish
- Mid-size umbrella
- Parabolic brolly
- Teacup and saucer
- Table doily?
- Nice chair?