Salt, Four Ways [107/366]
I got a bunch of new camera gear for my birthday this year, including some basic off-camera flash equipment (a light stand, a couple umbrellas, and a hot shoe universal translator plus 16 foot wire). I finally had time to play around tonight. Here is the result: my first decent picture taken with an off-camera flash. Inspired by djwtwo and DadAndHisCamera, I figured my first shot should be of salt. These are the four kinds of salt I have on hand in my kitchen (clockwise from lower left): Celtic gray sea salt, coarse sea salt, Kosher salt, and plain old regular salt. The background is my cast iron frying pan. I am pretty excited to play some more with these new toys - I can see lots of possibilites that open up with some basic equipment. I suspect that I will be spending a lot of late nights with Strobist.com in the future.
For all you lighting experts out there, feedback is always welcome!
This is shot looking straight down, with a 430EX at 1/16 positioned in the upper right corner of the picture, angled slightly down. Fired with a wired connector linking a hot shoe universal translator.
Taken Apr 16, 2012 in Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
¹⁄₁₂₅ sec at f/8.0, ISO100.
Lens: EF50mm f/1.8 II