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Paul_Y


Apr 1, 2009, 8:34 AM
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I was playing around with rear curtain sync at the gym. Kind of a nice effect. Shot this at 1/45. I figured the eyes were the most important to have in focus so I had Johnathan hang from the dyno hold while i locked focus on his eye manually. Then he dynoed a bunch of times while I put the camera on motordrive and fired away. Using a higher ISO, the flash didnt have to put out much power so it could keep up with the drive.

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kriso9tails


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The image and the composition are are great. You caught him at just the right moment in this frame, right before he touches, giving it a really good sense of action.

My only issue is that your ambient (fluorescent?) is coming into play so much that you have a fairly prominent yellow shift. If you adjust that and strengthen the black just a touch then I think it'd pop even more.


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Really well done shot. I like it a lot. The colors are great and I love the focus eye and everything else just feels like its moving.

On camera flash or did you have it set up somewhere off camera on a remote?


Paul_Y


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Kriso and Jason,
Thanks for your comments. Jason, The flash was on-camera this time. One thing I did that was a little different was that I zoomed out as he jumped toward me. This doesn't show up much in the non-flash lit areas as I expected, but I think it really sharpened his face up as his face didn't change much in size as he moved closer to me during the slow shutter speed. Normally I would see some motion blur in the face and chest with a sharp area in the face from the flash. I'll have to experiment with this some more.


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That totally explains the odd feeling I was getting- the WALL seemed as if it is moving in relation to the CLIMBER. Needless to say, this is a little backwards from what you would expect!


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