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Port Talbot International Salon 2013

Today I received my report card from the 2nd Annual Port Talbot International salon. I was pleased with 3 entries last year, but absolutely chuffed to find 7 out of my 12 entries have been accepted this time around – a definite improvement! Here they are:

Open Colour

Frisbee And Ball
Frisbee And Ball
Ribbon Visits The Toffee Factory
Ribbon Visits The Toffee Factory
Purple & Pink Splash
Purple & Pink Splash

Open Monochrome

How Far To The Other Side?
How Far To The Other Side?
Don’t Tread On The Cracks In The Pavement
Don’t Tread On The Cracks In The Pavement

Travel

Torii Tunnel, Fushimi Inari-Taisha Shrine, Kyoto
Torii Tunnel, Fushimi Inari-Taisha Shrine, Kyoto
High Priest Procession, Zenko-Ji, Nagano
High Priest Procession, Zenko-Ji, Nagano

They had recieved 12,049 images from 1,122 entrants across four sections, and the acceptance rate was approximately 30%. So I’ve beaten the average with nearly double that (58%)!

Puddle-Jumping Domo

I thought I would get Domo to help me with today’s picture. This was the setup:

Domo Splash Setup
Domo Splash Setup

I was using the microphone sensor to detect the noise of Domo jumping into the puddle. The camera was set off automatically on bulb (f/18) and 70-90ms later the flashes went off. This is the first time I’ve used my 5-flash setup. More details on flash setup and power in this video:

The hardest part was training Domo to jump in the puddle and stay upright. He managed it a few times. The best was the one I chose for Day #1426. But there were some amusing outtakes too:

Slippy
Slippy
Slidey
Slidey
Faceplant
Faceplant
Bumslide
Bumslide