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DS204 Manhole, well..., Dramatic [explore] | by Remek T
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DS204 Manhole, well..., Dramatic [explore]

Topic: Manhole covers have character and quietly tell a story. Make a photo of a manhole cover in your neighborhood today.


The flash: not a small amount of dough

The camera: even more dough

The stares you get from passerby's while taking photographs of a manhole: priceless


Strobist info: SB900 camera right, bare, zoomed to 200mm, gelled CTO, manual power of 1/2. Triggered by on-camera controller (non-contributing to the scene light). Aperture and shutter speed selected to virtually eliminate the ambient light from the scene (visible in the setup shot).


Two things I love about using this flash: side light that brings out the texture and shape, and CTO gel that renders the scene sunset-like. FUN, spelled with capitals.


You do want to see it large, or even original.


Practice photography at Daily Shoot. Learn to light at Strobist.

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Taken on June 7, 2010