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Day One Hundred Twenty Nine | by Dustin Diaz
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Day One Hundred Twenty Nine

129/365. Happy 5th birthday, Flickr


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What a crazy night being in a room filled with more cameras than you could imagine. Today marked a belated 5th birthday (5.25 to be exact) for Flickr. In celebration, there was a party downtown in San Francisco. And as you could imagine, we packed light. Unfortunately I don't have a complimentary setup photo since this was more or less a "one-time-only" shot that we either got it right, or not at all. Not to mention, this may be the only time in my life that I will ever have an entire room looking at me while I stand on top of a bar (although no sexy dance proceded).


Cheers to flickr, and thank you for continuing to be awesome.


camera, setup, strobist junkies... you can keep reading the giant chuck of text that ensues...


camera info: Nikon D700 | 14-24mm(ƒ/2.8G)@15mm | ƒ/4.0 | ISO 640 | 1/50s



SB-900 @ 1/8 @ 14mm thru 1/8 CTO camera left

SB-900 @ 1/8 @ 14mm thru 1/8 CTO camera right

SB-900 @ 1/4 @ 20mm into 43" silver umbrella high center behind me standing on top of the bar. triggered via pocket wizard ii's


setup: it took near 30 minutes of coordinating this photo, from pulling my gear out of my bag, putting it together, talking to people, drinking my margarita, having Erin project manage the crowd as to where to stand and when to throw the balls, then splitting up the crowd into blues & pinks.. then lastly a small countdown... and a quick "boom, boom, boom" (three frames (this was the middle frame)). Cheers.


[UPDATE] this photo was blogged on Yodel Anecdotal! :)

[UPDATE2] Stephen Garcia managed to get a photo of me taking this picture

[UPDATE3] Apparently there was a vide of this shot! :)

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Taken on May 9, 2009