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Writer's Block (52 Weeks, Week 17)

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February 23, 2008 -- I'm falling behind on my 52 Weeks shots. )= Not for lack of ideas though, just busy... and lazy. This concept seemed right for tonight.

I just got my new 580EX II; with three flashes I have no excuses any more. ;)

Strobist info:
1 Vivitar 285HV 1/4 power with a 1 stop ND gel, camera left shot through a white umbrella.
1 Vivitar 285HV 1/2 power with 1/1, 1/2 and 1/4 stacked blue gels, on a box behind my chair fired upwards.
1 580EXII 1/64 +2/3 power, snooted and zoomed in to 105mm just out of frame on the upper right pointed down at the pen and paper for some extra pop.
1/160 f/8 ISO 100, 18mm, fired with PocketWizards (MM + PlusII)

Setup shot
Director's cut: alternate angle

Photoshop: Cloned out umbrella reflections in the "wine" glass. (Any guesses as to what's actually in there?)

Peaked at #179 in Explore.

Breon Boger Photography, eidlgonz, and 13 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. Ron Layters 75 months ago | reply

    love the lighting

  2. Jason Cabreros 75 months ago | reply

    I think I like the alternate angle more although the fanning light in the original IS pretty cool. Hope you get over the hump

  3. Adam Lyon 75 months ago | reply

    I actually don't write, this was just a spur-of-the-moment concept that I ran with. I spent less time on the alternate angle; I realized that most of my 52 weeks shots were head-on... but, like you, I felt the lighting came together better on the original.

    & Thanks. (=

  4. Αdam 75 months ago | reply

    great idea and execution. appreciate the setup shot

  5. Sarah Alston 73 months ago | reply


  6. Michaelavk 71 months ago | reply

    Hey Adam, I used this way cool shot in my writerly blog. Check out the post HERE.. Hope you don't mind! (And if you do, please let me know.)

  7. Willster K 70 months ago | reply

    Love this shot, great!

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  8. cameronyoungman 65 months ago | reply

    wow. very nice.

  9. Storywind 64 months ago | reply

    This picture makes for a great writing prompt. Fabulous in it's focus.

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    Amazing shot!

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