The second image was created by using a 28" Apollo softbox directly above the subject. When out on the streets looking for locations I don't have the luxury of carrying around a c-stand so I can put the softbox directly above. Solution...ask someone nicely on the street to be your human lightstand. In return I offered some nice portraits for the man holding the stand and his wife. Notice that the 28" Apollo creates a nice gradient and natural vignette effect.
The third image was also taken with the 28" Apollo. This was a tough shot because I was trying to get that flying horse in my shot and come up with a nice composition. I really wanted the blown out portion in the clouds to frame her head; I just couldn't quite frame it the way I wanted. But, this is probably my favorite shot of the series. You may also notice that I have been experimenting with blue hue in post production. I haven't mastered this technique yet and I may ditch it all together because I don't want to be known as the guy who turns all his pics funky blue.