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03-04-09 – Lights, Camera, Action…Freeze!

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  • #1540
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    Pictures where the subject is airborne or otherwise not at rest. Difficulty: no blurry subjects (panning with moving subject is ok, though).

    Theme suggest credit and kudos to corsec67 and U-Man.

    #20984
    corsec67
    Participant

    Hmm, do I go back to the pawn store and get a new camera for this?

    (Camera frozen above some concrete, or maybe on the rebound.)

    #20985
    lokisbong
    Participant

    So this fits the rules?

    Or is it to blurry?

    #20986
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    looks good to me

    #20987
    lokisbong
    Participant

    Cool. I just wish I would have had the exposure a touch longer. It was a little brighter than the picture shows.

    #20988
    nobigdeal
    Participant

    Does the subject have to be airborne? Or would a speeding car or say umm… a pug chasing a ball work?

    #20989
    corsec67
    Participant

    Does the subject have to be airborne? Or would a speeding car or say umm… a pug chasing a ball work?

    My description for this theme said so. It was basically pictures where the subject is obviously not going to be in the same spot a second later.

    I think that is covered by “… or otherwise not at rest.” in the final theme description, so yeah.

    #20990
    caradoc
    Participant

    Can I get a judgement call on “blurry?”

    What about something like this?

    #20991
    corsec67
    Participant

    Can I get a judgement call on “blurry?”

    Blurry Chess piece

    What about something like this?

    Bouncing head with strobe flash

    I would say no.

    You don’t have “frozen” subjects. In the first one it is blurry, in the second you have the subject obviously moving in the picture.

    If the flash had only gone off once with a shorter shutter that would have been fine. (It would just be a floating chess piece, though)

    #20992
    jpatten
    Participant

    This I think Qualifies

    #20993
    corsec67
    Participant

    This I think Qualifies
    ..Water splash..

    Yes, exactly.

    You have a tiny bit of blurring around the top droplet, but to me it would definitely qualify.

    (U-Man also has credit for this theme, so I would like to know what he thinks)

    /Might do a jumping deer over a fence for this theme.

    #20994
    jpatten
    Participant

    Well that blurring may in fact be focal blur, I have a ridiculously thin DOF with the lens setup I am using.
    I love doing water drop shots and Still don’t have it Quite right.
    Some later ones I have used flash and cut the aperture down to f/18.
    Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT
    Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
    Aperture: f/3.2
    Focal Length: 50 mm
    ISO Speed: 100
    Flash: Off

    #20995
    jpatten
    Participant

    Welll I have the Onboard flash. Or a Sigma EF-530 DG-ST Hotshoe. With the sigma or on-board the fastest sync it will do is 1/200. But with on-board my burst mode goes way slower. Though if I can time it right, even slower recycle might give better results on the onboard for sharpness. Switch out to the Kit-lens, cut it down to f/29 and push theISO up. I want to keep flash power low to I can run through a burst mode of more than one or two shots.

    #20996
    caradoc
    Participant

    @jpatten – the other advantage you’ll find is that most battery-powered flashes have shorter flash durations at lower power levels, which makes it a lot easier to “freeze” motion.

    Most dSLRs can’t actually “freeze” motion with high shutter speeds. You end up with shear as the slit transits the sensor. FP Sync (Nikon) or “High Speed Sync/HSS” (Canon) just exacerbate the problem as demonstrated here

    #20997
    jpatten
    Participant

    well I have seen that. I will work on minimizing ambient light and going with flash.

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