David de Groot

David de Groot

Posted on 07/01/2007


Photo taken on July  1, 2007


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canon
canon speedlite 188a
cedar creek
strobist
leek
canon ef 50mm 1:1.8 ii
queensland
australia
400d
glass
water
frozen action


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Attempt #8

Attempt #8
Playing with "high speed" photography.
By doing this essentially in the dark, the shutter speed is governed by the flash speed, regardless of the actual shutter speed.

To take this, I set up the camera on my tripod for 1 sec at f/9, self-timer mode. Once the shutter opened, I dropped the slice of leek and when I thought it had hit the water, I set-off the flash that I was holding above the glass.

David Sn, Ingo Kwiat, Tr1stero, Verisimo and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


9 comments - The latest ones
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-spam-
Nice. I like how you did it as well.

Will be one of the first things i try when my 430ex arrives :)
10 years ago.
David de Groot has replied to -spam-
At some stage I need to get another / better strobe, but the old 188A is still kicking, and for stuff like this where it's dark enough for longer exposures, I can still do a very manual off-camera strobe effect.
10 years ago.
s2art
s2art
I love this sort of stuff, it's so real it's abstract
10 years ago.
David de Groot has replied to s2art
Thanks - it was my first go at this sort of thing, and I'm fairly happy with the results after only 8 attempts, given how manual it all was.
10 years ago.
NicoleB
NicoleB
Good one!

And for the leek, well, if YOU like it ;)
Onion water...shudder..... ;)
10 years ago.
David de Groot has replied to NicoleB
Ah, I have been particularly dense.... I now see what Nelma was getting at. No the leek was used in the stew. The water was unceremoniously dumped over the railing (leek included) after the shot ;-)
10 years ago.
Verisimo
Verisimo
Fabulous. Great shot.
10 years ago.
David de Groot has replied to Verisimo
Thanks. At some stage I want to get some triggers to set off the flash with the camera rather than having to do it by hand.
10 years ago.