Posts by Category: tabletop

Day #1818

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 22nd December 2012

Day #1818 Title: Schneider-Kreuznach Radionar
Location: Wivenhoe
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 100mm EF f/2.8 L IS USM
Notes: This venerable beastie is one of my Dad’s old medium format cameras. He bought it new on 30th April 1955 and it cost the princely sum of £13! I thought I would have a little play around with my modern DSLR and macro lens while I was visiting over the weekend.
One Year Ago: Day #1452
Two Years Ago: Day #1087
Three Years Ago: Day #722
Four Years Ago: Day #357

Day #1817

Posted by Caz on Friday, 21st December 2012

Day #1817 Title: The Light That Shines
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 100mm EF f/2.8 L IS USM
Notes: I hate the shortest day of the year. But thankfully, for this Winter Solstice, the sun did shine for a while. I caught it sparkling off some silver beads hanging round my little white Christmas tree. So glad the days will start lengthening again from now until high summer!
One Year Ago: Day #1451
Two Years Ago: Day #1086
Three Years Ago: Day #721
Four Years Ago: Day #356

Day #1814

Posted by Caz on Tuesday, 18th December 2012

Day #1814 Title: Finished With A Bow
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 100mm EF f/2.8 L IS USM
Strobist: 1 x YN560 from upper left through Stofen diffuser @ 1/64; 1 x YN560 from right through Stofen diffuser @ 1/64
Notes: The only job of Christmas prep which I really enjoy – wrapping presents. I could sit and do it all day.
One Year Ago: Day #1448
Two Years Ago: Day #1083
Three Years Ago: Day #718
Four Years Ago: Day #353

Day #1802

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 6th December 2012

Day #1802 Title: A Splash Of Claret
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 100mm EF f/2.8 L IS USM
Strobist: 2 x YN560’s through perspex from rear, @ 1/32; 1 x YN560 through persepx from below and behind, @ 1/32.
Notes: A few weeks ago on Day #1764, soon after I first got my Splash Art Kit, I was trying to achieve this shot. For various reasons, it didn’t work out. So today I thought I would revisit the subject to see if I could get it right. Eventually, it all came together. Cheers!
One Year Ago: Day #1436
Two Years Ago: Day #1071
Three Years Ago: Day #706
Four Years Ago: Day #341

Day #1777

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 11th November 2012

Day #1777 Title: Purple & Pink Splash
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 100mm EF f/2.8 L IS USM
Strobist: 1 x YN560 @ 1/64 through purple gel, 1 x YN560 @ 1/64 through pink gel, both through milky perspex to rear
Notes:  A late night splash session produced some good results at last. When I tried collision shots before, I was using just water, from too small a drop height, and was having trouble with shutter lag. This time I used 20% corn syrup solution dropped from about 20cm into water, with a little Rinse Aid in the drop zone. And I found the mirror lock-up function on the 7D which meant the shutter lag was negligible. Soon I was getting lots of interesting shapes – then it was a case of playing around with lighting and drop size/timing to see what happened. Read my full review of the Splash Art Kit.
One Year Ago: Day #1411
Two Years Ago: Day #1046
Three Years Ago: Day #681
Four Years Ago: Day #316

Day #1764

Posted by Caz on Monday, 29th October 2012

Day #1764 Title: Cheers!
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 60mm EF-S f/2.8 USM
Strobist: 2 x YN560 from behind shooting through milky perspex @ 1/64; 1 x YN560 from right side through DIY softbox @ 1/64
Notes: After work I had the chance to play a bit more with my Splash Art kit. I was having trouble timing the flash going off, still much to learn. This is not the shot I originally wanted, but I ran out of time as the clock bonged midnight and I had to be content with what I’d got.
One Year Ago: Day #1398
Two Years Ago: Day #1033
Three Years Ago: Day #668
Four Years Ago: Day #303

Day #1756

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 21st October 2012

Day #1756 Title: Blue For You
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 60mm EF-S f/2.8 USM
Strobist: 1 x YN560 from behind through DIY softbox @ 1/64; 1 x YN560 from each side through Stofen softbox @ 1/128
Notes: Just a bit of playing in the studio with a champagne glass and some marbles to show you tonight.
One Year Ago: Day #1390
Two Years Ago: Day #1025
Three Years Ago: Day #660
Four Years Ago: Day #295