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    Chip Spin

    I appreciate that this is neither nature nor architecture, but I wasn't sure where else to put it :P

    I got a flash for Christmas (thanks Santa!) and have been playing with some of the different modes to try to get to grips with it. I think realistically I'm going to have to go on some kind of course to get the most out of it.

    But anyways, I set it on repeat mode and fired off 4 flashes at 1/8th power at 10Hz, over an exposure of 1/2 sec at f/36.

    Doing this without a remote (lost it somewhere), on a 5 second timer took a bit of patience, but I got one in the end

    Nikon D90 | Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 155mm | f/36 | 1/2 sec | ISO 100

    Chip Spin

    Let me know what you think

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    Re: Chip Spin

    Very cool effect.

    Talk about taking lessons!!! I need to attend not you. Never even knew a flash could be set to repeat.

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    Re: Chip Spin

    Well done, Tommy. I did the same (except it was with my partner walking across the room) when I first got mine. Never did manage to get as good a result as you've got here.

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    Re: Chip Spin

    Thanks guys... I can see me having a lot of fun with this setting...

    it would appear though, that I spun the coin at revolutions equalling almost exactly 10Hz, and that's why it is aligned in the first 3 exposures... Quite strange really.

    I need to get me some perspex to do things like this on really. I put a piece of glass on a black textured box and you can see the effect of the textures in the light reflected off the coin. Does anyone have any recommednations for a simple home set--up where I can practice this sort of photography?

    Cheers,

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    Re: Chip Spin

    Nicely done. That makes for a really interesting shot.

    Quote Originally Posted by RockNGoalStar View Post
    I need to get me some perspex to do things like this on really. I put a piece of glass on a black textured box and you can see the effect of the textures in the light reflected off the coin. Does anyone have any recommednations for a simple home set--up where I can practice this sort of photography?

    Cheers,

    Tommy
    Rob Marshall post his set up at home which I think could be what you're looking for when he did a shoot on some amorous kitchen utensils I think. Ah - nope different thread - but here's the link.

    Back to the (futurist) kitchen...

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    Re: Chip Spin

    Thanks Malcolm. Hopefully Rob will be be along to point me in the right direction of that thread soon enough. I do remember seeing it myself but can't seem to find it either

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    Re: Chip Spin

    Great image Tommy. Really nice!

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    Re: Chip Spin

    Quote Originally Posted by RockNGoalStar View Post
    Thanks Malcolm. Hopefully Rob will be be along to point me in the right direction of that thread soon enough. I do remember seeing it myself but can't seem to find it either


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    Re: Chip Spin

    Thanks Scott:-)

    Malcolm... Do you have the same potato peeler as Rob? :P

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    Re: Chip Spin

    Quote Originally Posted by RockNGoalStar View Post
    Thanks Scott:-)

    Malcolm... Do you have the same potato peeler as Rob? :P
    Thought it would be easier for you to see it here than go searching for it

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