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Strawberry splash in a spoon

Strawberry splash on a spoon (red background)

 

Front Page on Explore, Feb 03, 2010 --> COOL!!!

 

Took this last year for a magazine article which has now been published in DSLR User magazine (March 2010 edition) in the UK. I wrote a step-by-step description of how to take this type of shot, complete with behind-the-scenes and resulting images.

 

For a setup shot click here or better yet, buy DSLR User mag and read the article!!

 

I dropped the strawberry into a small spoon from a height of about 18 inches. Most of the times I missed, but occasionally I was successfull. The only way for the cream to make a splash is if the strawberry to land from a distance. The spoon contained Marks and Spencers Single Cream.

 

Strobist

Background: A1 RED card

Camera left: Nikon SB28@1/16 power (gridded)

Background light (pointed at card): Nikon SB28@1/16 with red filter

 

The 2 x SB28 flashguns were triggered by the StopShot electronic trigger system. They were connected to the StopShot via a Hama 3-way Sync adapter and about 1 million PC-Sync cables :)

 

The StopShot vendor is Cognisys (www.cognisys-inc.com).

 

I did this in complete darkness using BULB mode. Yes it was a big mess to clean up afterwards :(

 

RAW processing in ALR and some cleanup in PS CS 3.0

 

Personal comments welcome

NO FLASHING ICONS and NO GROUP INVITES please.

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Taken on December 6, 2009