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Lime Cream Crown | by Daniel Borg
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Lime Cream Crown

So yesterday it was the queens jubilee and the British weather was bang on queue. So with the bad whether I thought that I would do some high-speed photography in my garage.


I’ve been trying this sort of shot for some but I’ve not had much luck with getting the lighting correct on the other occasions. I spent a good 5 hours in the garage trying different ideas for crowns, reflections and lighting but I’ve come to the conclusion that the YN460s just aren’t bright enough… time to get the credit card out :-)


Not overly impressed with this and there is definite room for improvement but it's my best effort to date; as I mentioned above my flashguns just aren’t bright enough especially when trying shots like this. I found that the crown came out okay but there wasn’t enough light for the reflection, I tried higher ISOs and a brighter flash output but it just looked noisier and more blurred than this :-(


Another thing that I’ve struggled with is getting the food dye to integrate with the cream properly, if anyone can offer a tip or two it would be very much appreciated.

Not the most imaginative title, if anyone can come up with a better one let me know.


Canon 100mm macro

AV f/16

TV Bulb

ISO 200

Flash guns 2 x Yongnuo yn460

Trigger with an Arduino


Looks better on black, press L

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Taken on June 3, 2012