David de Groot

David de Groot

Posted on 07/01/2007


Photo taken on July  1, 2007


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Frozen in Time Frozen in Time



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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


16 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 :)
9 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.
9 years ago.
s2art
s2art
I love this sort of stuff, it's so real it's abstract
9 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.
9 years ago.
picsbymac
picsbymac
A very good 'first go'!
9 years ago.
David de Groot has replied to picsbymac
I can't complain, that's for sure. Playing around with the flash is interesting, there are all sorts of weird things one can do (even without fancy equipment).
9 years ago.
Nelma-F
Nelma-F
Very well done, David! I love it.
But did you use leek instead of lemon? Is it tasty? :D
9 years ago.
David de Groot has replied to Nelma-F
Thanks Nelma. Actually leek is more like onion in flavour and can be substituted accordingly.
9 years ago.
NicoleB
NicoleB
Good one!

And for the leek, well, if YOU like it ;)
Onion water...shudder..... ;)
9 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 ;-)
9 years ago.
Verisimo
Verisimo
Fabulous. Great shot.
9 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.
9 years ago.
Tr1stero
Tr1stero
It's fantastic! I've been wondering whether it would work without an elaborate triggered setup, but you've proven it definitely does :-)
9 years ago.
David de Groot has replied to Tr1stero
Took a bit of trial and error though ;-) Eight attempts to get this one.
9 years ago.
Johanna
Johanna
Hello! I'm a group administrator of High speed photography. It would be great if you would add this doc to our group. Thank you!
9 years ago.