Beer Can 3

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    So, I like walking round supermarket booze aisles looking for new beers to try and this baby caught my eye. I like regular Asahi in the silver bottles but this I'd never seen, a bit like the forefather of this project, the can of Sapporo.

    Anyway, the Asahi was lovely; a rich, dark beer a bit like original Guinness, but not as tangy. But it's two quid a bottle, so I think (if it's in stock) only a few of these will be savoured at that price!! Then it'll be back to ALDI stuff....

    This shot was a bit of a quick test for my new toy, the lovely Nikon SU-800 commander unit. It works well, although a mini-studio indoors it's bound to. Outdoors is where it'll get its real test…..

    As for a set-up shot, I'm being lazy today because I've been on a shoot in the freezing cold (and my mobile doesn't do good shots) so basically I had the SB-700 coming in from above, facing a white book that was just out of shot to act as a big reflector. I didn't worry about light hitting the silver can, as I felt a little spill would fill on the shadows on the left hand side of the image.

    *Nikon D2x
    *Nikon 35mm f/1.8 DX
    *ISO 100
    *1/6th second @ f/2
    *SB-700 fired by on-camera SU-800 commander in TTL mode.
    *Processed in Lightroom
    *Photoshop used to create widescreen-style bars top and bottom

    Dana Beverly, Stathis Kehagias, and 8 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Kyron Bennett 41 months ago | reply

      Cool idea. I like beer and photography.

    2. Pat MacInnes 41 months ago | reply

      - cheers fella. I agree, probably two of the finest things in life... don't know which is best though - better drink a few more beers to see ;)

    3. Kyron Bennett 41 months ago | reply

      I agree, beer helps with the creative process. I better have another also!

    4. Wayne Barkley 41 months ago | reply

      Great shot, love the bokeh

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