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


14 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.
picsbymac
picsbymac
A very good 'first go'!
10 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).
10 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
10 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.
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.
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.