Daydream In Blue

She & I spent a few days at the cabin in the woods over the weekend. In between coffee on the balcony & trips to the beach we made some time for a few photos.

We wanted to do something a little surreal & fairytale-esque. When the sun wasn’t blocked by the clouds it was glorious however, as you’ll see in the video below, it kept appearing and disappearing — so timing the shots just right with the sun was tricky. I think our patience paid off though.

And yes, those are real ducks, and yes they were really there.

Daydream In Blue - Daydream in Blue Photographed by Rick Nunn
Daydream In Blue - Daydream in Blue Part II Photographed by Rick Nunn

Lighting Diagram

Lighting Diagram for Daydream In Blue


Camera Settings

  • Shutter Speed: 1/125th
  • Aperture: F/1.8
  • ISO: 50

Behind The Scenes!

Thanks to the team at for hooking me up with a Canon LEGRIA mini for my behind the scenes videos!


  • @Spadgerina Very nice. Looks like a beautiful location there.

  • Santos

    I watched the behind the scenes video.
    Fantastic work Rick.

  • Always so impressed with you! So fun to watch you work… and herd birds too, haha. You’re something else. Gorgeous, as always!

  • @Spadgerina So good man! You’ll have to trade for the X next time you’re down.

  • Sean

    Fantastic images Rick! Thanks again for the BTS, with herding duck skills as well!

  • Dhiman

    Hey Rick,

    stumbled upon your blog with a search for ‘Low Key’, great work here.. loved the behind the scenes and the the photos are really great and inspiring!

    Happy shooting!