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29/365 Rear curtain flash


I find myself rushing every day, just not enough hours in a day at the moment, I hope this will get better soon so I can take this 365 a bit more serious. anyhow today’s shot motivated by my mentor in photography, Rear curtain sync, flash on an ETTL cable, -2 EV, f7.1, 1/5 of a second, Iso 1000. press the shutter and jerk the camera in a circular motion, this result aint great but as time is limited I will play with this again in a few days time, could bring some cool effects.


28/365 It’s over!


says enough aint it?

lit with softbox camera right. just cant get it right in PS as I wish this to be. so so be it for today 🙂 Tomorrow the sun shines again.

seriously I have a really hard time not being behind my camera…..this selfie type of thing or remote shooting is just way to complicated for me

 


27/365 diffraction


27/365 diffraction
Shot with 100 MM macro, handheld in less the ideal conditions, image rotated fir ease of viewing as normally off course the image in the lens is shown upside down. Subject my wee model who was in a mood 🙂 hehe

according to wikipedia: Diffraction refers to various phenomena which occur when a wave encounters an obsta…cle. Italian scientist Francesco Maria Grimaldi coined the word "diffraction" and was the first to record accurate observations of the phenomenon in 1665.[2][3] In classical physics, the diffraction phenomenon is described as the apparent bending of waves around small obstacles and the spreading out of waves past small openings. Similar effects occur when light waves travel through a medium with a varying refractive index or a sound wave through one with varying acoustic impedance. Diffraction occurs with all waves, including sound waves, water waves, and electromagnetic waves such as visible light, x-rays and radio waves. As physical objects have wave-like properties (at the atomic level), diffraction also occurs with matter and can be studied according to the principles of quantum mechanics.


26/365 I like it I like it


363 second exposure at F22, 19 mm with the 16-35 2.8 L and 100 iso


24 & 25 /365 double post


24/365 any luck for an early retirement?

Very simple today, bought 5 quick picks held them up outside the shop in front the HKJC banner atop the store, wide open lens for a nice bit of bokeh….now al thats left to do is hope for a bit of luck.

 

25/365 Feierabend!

Day off tomorrow, and early home today, so cracking a special bottle for a special evening.
Bottle set up on the same black reflective metal plate as the Chefs Sauce Image, added a steel grate for interestingness, a gridded orange gelled spot on the b/g (hidden behind the table) …..wanted to use brown but have no brown gel at the moment. 1 striplight at left (homemade version, made from the box the background rolls come in and some vellum paper) and a softbox front right, add one reflector left in front.


23/365 for the lazy Chef


Stocks straight from the tub, ready made, good for lazy Chefs or great to cover for sudden big banquets or low manpower.
placed on a reflective black steel plate, polished it for 15 minutes with silver polish to bring it to shine as good as it could be, but ended up with massive amount sof dust on it. once I cleaned that up (sort of) I saw how bad the printed label was, with even more white odd spots on the black label, so had to spend another while removing those.
Lit with 1 soft-box from above, 1 reflector right and a white paper left to hide any color reflection from the books used to keep the spoon in place.
Rushed the whole “put sauce and shoot thing” as I was worried most about getting “skin” forming on the sauce……in te end I ended up with a unflattering blob of sauce on the base, i guess its partly due to its on black, a lighter base would have shown the sauce better, but the black goes so well with the tubs.
oh well…..tomorrow day 24

 

ok take 2 is below, as I was not happy with the above shot at all, I did another one:

As I said yesterday, wasn’t happy at all with the shot, the way it was composed, the way the sauce looked, positioning of it, dust etc etc. so just had to make up for it and redo it again today….15 mins set up, 5 minutes to shoot and adjust, 20 minutes editing, and I am now quite happy with this.
Never rush! lesson learned!