Quotes - 02/60

Beauty is simply reality seen with the eyes of love. ~ Evelyn Underhill.


What a bokeh ! Thanks to the lights of the scene that was on the grand place of Brussels.

Thanks also to the model, Faustine, and her fresh make-up from MAC.


About the light. Keeping the flash on-camera is getting frustrating.

I'd love to buy a cactus v4, but actually, i can't find out if the cactus worth it or if a second 580ex II as a master would be handsomer.

Guess I will probably go for a simple cord. My wallet is suffering.


Any advice ?


Setup :


On-camera speedlite 580ex II @ 1/32.


You WANT to see this larger.


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  • Romain Ballez 6y

    Whatever day it is, I surely won't do that.
    By the way, i'm sorry if i did. It's the hard rule of DMU.
  • Will 6y

    best bokeh i've seen in a while on flickr.. nice :D
  • ssbuchanan 6y

    An OC-E3 cord costs (almost, if you get an HK version) as much as a set of Cactus V4s. Both have benefits, but the OC-E3 cord has a much shorter range, unless you do a DIY entension to it, or go to flashzebra...
  • Romain Ballez 6y

    @Ssbuchanan : thanks for the advice. Finaly, i bought a canon st-e2 one week ago. He works very fine, even outside for my night shots.
  • victor hugo 6y

    Beautiful portrait ! I love bokeh.
  • Monica Galvan 6y

    perfect as is
  • Monica Galvan 6y

    I took the liberty of looking up who said that cause I thought the words were just so perfect - Evelyn Underhill (Mysticism)
  • Romain Ballez 6y

    @Mlynn7 : Thanks for the information ! :-)
  • Riyazi Muzammil 6y

    Brilliant shot - love the bokeh

    You might have already decided but I went for the Cactus V4 cos its much more cheaper than an ST-E2 and is more versatile for me
  • Romain Ballez 6y

    @Riyazi : That's true, but i choosed the ST-e2. I had an opportunity to buy this one for cheap, so i took it. His price is falling down because of the 7D (who can actually control strobes with the built-in flash).
  • John M 5y

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  • dzpixel 5y

    wow beauty 8
  • jhafner03 5y

    I love the multiple lines of bokeh and how they complement the direction she is looking.
  • Jonathan Addie 5y

    Great work , love light ballance and the bokeh.
  • Christian Gonzalez 5y

    Very very nice.
  • Nishanth Jois 5y

    Beautiful :)
  • Lívia Cristina L. C. 5y

    she's gorgeous.
  • kalvinchristianrusli 4y

    beautifull !!
  • blubbla 4y

    Fantastic work
  • Photo--Graphy 4y

    Wonderfull !

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Taken on September 25, 2009
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