Photographed by Melli & Shayne


After spending the day traveling on scooters in Sri Lanka, and having found this awesome little beach bar on the coast to end the day off, we thought we’d sneak in a cheeky little couple shoot of our friends.

Not only was it so much fun shooting in the ocean and on the beach, but it was also a beautiful chance to take advantage of the blue hour that we were given. It’s that point of the day where the sun has set completely and the last remnants of light linger until they fade.

This image certainly had its technical challenges in terms of nailing a sharp focus, but even if we missed this – a moment matters more.
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“”[once being held up] Bring your foreheads together and let yourselves snuggle. Close your eyes, and just love each other. Feel each other. And forget everything else, and just be with each other right now in this moment”.”
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Single Point Focused on The Girls smile Live View Single Shot
Light & Weather

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Equipment & EXIF

1/320 f/1.6 ISO 1000 WB Auto


Canon 5D Mark IV


Canon 50mm f/1.2 L


Adobe Lightroom Classic M&S The Roots Presets

This image was edited with

M&S The Roots Presets

Challenges & Solutions


Beach / Coastal Sri Lanka

The Frog Rock

624, Dallawella, A2, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka

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Melli & Shayne

Photographer Germany Canon 5D Mark IV Canon 50mm f/1.2 L
We are Melli & Shayne, a couple coming from vastly different worlds but have been inseparable ever since we met in Zanzibar. We have been passionately capturing love stories since 2014 and have loved every step of the way. We love to meet fellow photographers, to share our knowledge amongst a bottle (or two) of wine and support every one wherever we can.
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