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Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by ERAUGrad04, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. ERAUGrad04

    ERAUGrad04

    271
    Jan 15, 2008
    IL
    Not quite sure what forum this should be under, so lets try this one! :smile:

    Nikon D40x 50mm 1.4 ISO 100 1/200sec f/11 Flash manual 1/8power off camera

    Berry.
    NIKON D40X    ---    50mm    f/11.0    1/200s    ISO 100


    Thanks for looking!
    Morgan
     
  2. JusPlainCrayzee

    JusPlainCrayzee Administrator Administrator

    Wow!! That is amazing - how'd you do that??
     
  3. ERAUGrad04

    ERAUGrad04

    271
    Jan 15, 2008
    IL
    Well, for starters, the reason the glass is full of marbles is because that is what we started with trying to achieve the splash. Once we ran out of marbles, I thought that the strawberry was bigger and would look better splashing into the water. So we left the marbles in the glass for more of an artsy feel. :smile:

    The camera/SU-800 were mounted on a tripod and the flash mounted to a flash stand. If you were to look down on the setup, the camera was a the 6 o'clock position and the flash at the 1-2 o'clock position. I set the SU-800 to manual at 1/8th power. To achieve the frozen look, I made sure we were working in a dark room so that no ambient light can contribute to the image. In just a flash illuminated photo, the shutter speed has no impact on exposure(other than if there were ambient light). So with just the flash illuminating at 1/8th power, I had illumination for something less that 1/10000 of a sec(yes that is 1/10,000), since that is the duration of the flash.

    This was my first time trying this setup and it is quite easy to achive. The hard part is getting the shutter open at the right time!

    Morgan
     
  4. JusPlainCrayzee

    JusPlainCrayzee Administrator Administrator

    Well, Morgan -

    You did a fantastic job. I like the fact you used the strawberry - for me, it provides visual interest with the pop of color in an otherwise neutral colored scene.

    I'm going to try this tomorrow with the tips you shared. The setup doesn't sound too hard and I have just the space at home that I can use. Wish me luck!!

    And again - great job and thanks for sharing!!
     
  5. ERAUGrad04

    ERAUGrad04

    271
    Jan 15, 2008
    IL
    Good luck! My wife and I sure had a fun time doing this. Just make sure you have plenty of towels!

    Morgan
     
  6. rotxlk82

    rotxlk82

    Jul 20, 2007
    UK
    Very nicely done Morgan, it sounds like it took a lot of effort and patience but the result was certainly worth it
     
  7. ERAUGrad04

    ERAUGrad04

    271
    Jan 15, 2008
    IL
    Thanks everyone for the kind words!

    Morgan
     
  8. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    Morgan

    Great creative shot! And thanks for the set up info!
     
  9. gadgetguy11

    gadgetguy11

    Nov 16, 2005
    Kentucky
    Fantastic! I have never seen anything like it. Great job!
     
  10. wow....
    i like this one a lot
    thanks for sharing it with us
     
  11. Nice freezing of action image. Well done.
     
  12. giletti

    giletti

    170
    Jan 12, 2008
    Victoria, BC
    Cool :) 
     
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