Home Entertainment & Technology Resource

  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Double Top

Discussion in 'Past Entries' started by chilluk, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. chilluk

    chilluk Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2009
    Messages:
    128
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +21
    This is my first ever go at this so hopefully I've adhered to the rules!


    [​IMG]

    Double Top by chilluk, on Flickr

    Taken on Canon 550d, 50mm f1.8, 1/400 sec, 430ex flash but onboard as I have no way of remote firing yet!

    Uploading to Flickr seems to have made the background noisy I think at larger sizes so maybe I have done something wrong as PP is not my strong point (minute crop and resize, some adjustments)
  2. BubbleDouble

    BubbleDouble Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2009
    Messages:
    3,736
    Media:
    2
    Albums:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +1,238
    Nicely timed capture and focus is spot on, I like it :smashin:

    Darren
  3. Bagger

    Bagger Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2007
    Messages:
    1,938
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Ratings:
    +217
    Very good:thumbsup:

    As above, nice and crisp.
  4. simonblue

    simonblue Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2006
    Messages:
    10,811
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Ratings:
    +1,642
    Well caught :)
  5. RajP

    RajP Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2005
    Messages:
    5,574
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +1,805
    Nice shot.. Very well captured...
  6. shotokan101

    shotokan101 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2009
    Messages:
    56,671
    Media:
    5
    Albums:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +13,231
    Very very nice shot - like this a lot
  7. den9112

    den9112 Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2004
    Messages:
    2,130
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings:
    +260
    Like the idea and the focus on the dart is bang on,:smashin:
  8. GaseousClay

    GaseousClay Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2011
    Messages:
    2,980
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +1,166
    Great take on the theme and well executed. :smashin:
  9. mucca_D

    mucca_D Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2005
    Messages:
    1,878
    Trophy Points:
    116
    Ratings:
    +519
    Well captured.

    What was the setup? Was the dart in flight?
  10. chilluk

    chilluk Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2009
    Messages:
    128
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +21
    Afraid not! My 12 year old offered to throw but he's not exactly Eric bristow so that was a no go.

    Put board on floor and tried a straight drop. Still too random. I have done some water drops so I knew we could time it but getting a predictable landing point was impossible and focus was an issue.

    So it's suspended using a single fibre from dental floss. My son loves a bit of magic so knew that was a good invisible thread.

    So I had board on floor, black card behind, white to the side and bounced the flash off the card. Flash was touching the white card really.

    Still needed fast shutter because at the end of the single thread the dart was dancing along with the sound waves from my sons guitar amp which was in the same room!! In fact it wouldn't stay still at all just from my movement around it.

    So it's a fabricated image which I thought it would have to be but with my limited skills and kit I still like it. Was the only keeper out of about 70 shots from various angles. I had one with 3 darts in shot but the one in "flight" was a bit high in the frame.
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  11. mucca_D

    mucca_D Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2005
    Messages:
    1,878
    Trophy Points:
    116
    Ratings:
    +519
    Set up or in flight, Still a cracking shot!
  12. nickymarshall

    nickymarshall Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2008
    Messages:
    935
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Ratings:
    +110
    Nice capture - you'll need double 10 with your last dart though.... ;)
  13. chilluk

    chilluk Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2009
    Messages:
    128
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +21
    Even the dental floss is no crafty cockney!

    Thanks all for the comments. Glad I haven't embarrassed myself on my first go!
  14. Vigmandingo

    Vigmandingo Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2007
    Messages:
    270
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Ratings:
    +124
    Brilliant! Lots of effort, well rewarded
  15. Glenvic

    Glenvic Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2011
    Messages:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Ratings:
    +13
    Well done - obviously a lot of thought went into this very well executed image
  16. Hitby

    Hitby Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2005
    Messages:
    4,605
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +508
    Great shot this and appreciated the explanation!

    Cheers
  17. Miranda

    Miranda Active Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2011
    Messages:
    1,219
    Trophy Points:
    116
    Ratings:
    +585
    Wow, perfect capture of a moment :) Great effort!
    (hmm.. I thought I already made a comment here, but I guess I failed to post it for some reason.. well, here's one now :) )
  18. BubbleDouble

    BubbleDouble Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2009
    Messages:
    3,736
    Media:
    2
    Albums:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +1,238
    Lol, I originally thought you'd captured the dart in flight. Nevertheless, 10/10 for using your initiative for the setup, it doesn't take anything away from the final image :smashin:

    Darren
  19. chilluk

    chilluk Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2009
    Messages:
    128
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +21
    Thanks for that - I was tempted for a second to claim it was a genuine action shot I have to admit!!

    Truth is even with some electronic wizardary I doubt I'd have got the shot unless I had someone who could hit the same spot time and time again.
  20. AlphaPapa123

    AlphaPapa123 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2007
    Messages:
    1,018
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Ratings:
    +27
    Excellent idea and awesome shot - love the composition and the sharpness. I'm stuck for ideas this month.... hope I can contribute soon
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2012
  21. dave_bass5

    dave_bass5 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2004
    Messages:
    6,421
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +552
    I love this shot. It could almost be from a TV Advert.

Share This Page