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Double Top

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

  1. chilluk

    chilluk Active Member

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    This is my first ever go at this so hopefully I've adhered to the rules!


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    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

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    Nicely timed capture and focus is spot on, I like it :smashin:

    Darren
     
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    Very good:thumbsup:

    As above, nice and crisp.
     
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    simonblue Well-known Member

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    Well caught :)
     
  5. RajP

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    Nice shot.. Very well captured...
     
  6. shotokan101

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    Very very nice shot - like this a lot
     
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    Like the idea and the focus on the dart is bang on,:smashin:
     
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    Great take on the theme and well executed. :smashin:
     
  9. mucca_D

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    Well captured.

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

    chilluk Active Member

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    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.
     
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    mucca_D Well-known Member

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    Set up or in flight, Still a cracking shot!
     
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    Nice capture - you'll need double 10 with your last dart though.... ;)
     
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    chilluk Active Member

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    Even the dental floss is no crafty cockney!

    Thanks all for the comments. Glad I haven't embarrassed myself on my first go!
     
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    Brilliant! Lots of effort, well rewarded
     
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    Well done - obviously a lot of thought went into this very well executed image
     
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    Great shot this and appreciated the explanation!

    Cheers
     
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    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 :) )
     
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    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 Active Member

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    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.
     
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    Excellent idea and awesome shot - love the composition and the sharpness. I'm stuck for ideas this month.... hope I can contribute soon
     
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    I love this shot. It could almost be from a TV Advert.
     

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