Posts by Category: tabletop

Day #1272

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 25th June 2011

Day #1272 Title: Encapsulated
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 60mm EF-S f/2.8 USM
Strobist: 1 x YN560 Speedlite, camera left with stofen diffuser @ 1/8; 1 x YN560 Speedlite, behind shooting through opaque plastic and a blue filter @ 1/32
Notes: I was experimenting with some bubble macro shots today. I know a good Merlot shouldn’t really have bubbles,  but it looked so pretty with them blown at the rim of the glass. It was also rather nice to drink after I’d finished playing with it! More on the setup here.
One Year Ago: Day #907
Two Years Ago: Day #542
Three Years Ago: Day #177

Day #1268

Posted by Caz on Tuesday, 21st June 2011

Day #1268 Title: Like Father, Like Sun
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 60mm EF-S f/2.8 USM
Strobist: 1 x YN560 Speedlite, camera left with blue filter @ 1/128; 1 x YN560 Speedlite, camera right with orange filter @ 1/64
Notes: Gerald takes Jr for a walk in the enchanted forest.
One Year Ago: Day #903
Two Years Ago: Day #538
Three Years Ago: Day #173

Day #1259

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 12th June 2011

Day #1259 Title: Smoke Signals
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Strobist: 1 x YN560 Speedlite on camera right through DIY snoot @ 1/8, bounced off white cardboard at camera left. Read more info on the setup.
Notes: I had great fun photographing tendrils of smoke from a joss stick this afternoon. Now my house smells! I’ve done some post production here to make the blacks really dark, and upped the contrast a bit. Compared to my first attempt back in 2008 on Day #230, I would say I’m very pleased with this one, my flash has worked extremely well and makes all the difference for clarity. I loved watching the patterns – you never know what you’re going to get from one shot to the next – it was quite relaxing in some ways. Certainly the finished image is a great one for Treasure Hunt Theme #34 – Zen.
One Year Ago: Day #894
Two Years Ago: Day #529
Three Years Ago: Day #164

Day #1255

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 8th June 2011

Day #1255 Title: Conquered
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 60mm EF-S f/2.8 USM
Strobist: 2 x YN560 Speedlites; 1 head on with diffuser @ 1/128, 1 cam right @ 1/64 on background
Notes: This dried-out conker case has been sitting on the window sill for a while. Today it caught my attention.
One Year Ago: Day #890
Two Years Ago: Day #525
Three Years Ago: Day #160

Day #1252

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 5th June 2011

Day #1252 Title: Splashdown
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 60mm EF-S f/2.8 USM
Strobist: 2 x YN560 Speedlites with diffuser; 1 cam left @ 1/64 on background, 1 cam right @ 1/64 on subject
Notes: It was a bit of a miserable day today, so I thought I would try out some high speed shots. I’ve been meaning to have a go ever since I bought my new flashes a few weeks ago. It’s quite tricky to get the timing right – I was dropping the grape from a height of about 18″ for the best splash. I was quite pleased with how this one turned out. You can also read more about the setup.
One Year Ago: Day #887
Two Years Ago: Day #522
Three Years Ago: Day #157