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Thread: Guess who's playing with his new 580 EX II flash ....

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    Guess who's playing with his new 580 EX II flash ....

    ... now that he's got his Lastolite long cord to get it off-camera. He's just experimenting, but having lots and lots of fun.

    Guess who's playing with his new 580 EX II flash ....

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    Re: Guess who's playing with his new 580 EX II flash ....

    Nice! I have a 420EX that I want to upgrade. The 580EX is on my list.

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    Re: Guess who's playing with his new 580 EX II flash ....

    Moody, dark. I like it, Don.
    Looks like you are hand holding and shooting up from lower camera right. Just bear light was it?

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    Re: Guess who's playing with his new 580 EX II flash ....

    Thanks, guys.

    I had a Lightsphere on the unit, but without the dome in place. Hand-holding. Manual at 1/32. Camera on tripod with 10sec delay.

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    Willie or Jiro is fine by me.

    Re: Guess who's playing with his new 580 EX II flash ....

    Nice! No wonder you've been silent lately... you're practicing a lot! Nice work, Donald.

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    Re: Guess who's playing with his new 580 EX II flash ....

    Willie

    Thanks. Yes, I'm devouring Syl Arena's book. I've had it for 3 days now, I think. Think I've been through all of it and have been over key 'beginner' chapters several times. I think it's beginning to sink in. I now have a vocabulary that I didn't have just a few days ago. All I've got to now is put it into practice. I love learning, when it's something I'm enthusiastic about.
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    Re: Guess who's playing with his new 580 EX II flash ....

    I love learning, when it's something I'm enthusiastic about.
    I empathise with that qualification!

    Very handsome subject! Has he thought about a career in fashion modelling

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    Re: Guess who's playing with his new 580 EX II flash ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Hans View Post
    Very handsome subject!
    Yes I agree.

    Has he thought about a career in fashion modelling
    Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a big market for the 'lived-in' face look.

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    Re: Guess who's playing with his new 580 EX II flash ....

    You crack me up

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    Re: Guess who's playing with his new 580 EX II flash ....

    Macbeth??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans View Post
    Very handsome subject! Has he thought about a career in fashion modelling
    Just "be still my beating heart!"

    very, very fun! (Learning, that is!) I can't wait till my books come.

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    Re: Guess who's playing with his new 580 EX II flash ....

    Sean Connery?

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    Re: Guess who's playing with his new 580 EX II flash ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Hans View Post
    Moody, dark. I like it, Don.
    Looks like you are hand holding and shooting up from lower camera right. Just bear light was it?
    Who are you calling a 'bear' I think he looks much more like your standard BFG to me

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    Re: Guess who's playing with his new 580 EX II flash ....

    Donald, your posted image reminded me of this guy. There seems to be some similarity. Don't you think?
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    Re: Guess who's playing with his new 580 EX II flash ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Noelle View Post
    Just "be still my beating heart!"
    Don't fight your deepest emotions. Just go with it!!

    Willie - To get that Gene Hackman look, I might just have to invest in more lighting.

    Suzanne - never thought of the MacBeth idea. Birnam Wood is just about 20 minutes up the road from me, I could go there and reproduce this one. Now, if only I could act!

    Then I could be SHHHean Connery!

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    Yep. Gene Hackman - The French Connection. You just ned the 'Popeye' Doyle hat to finish it off.

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    Re: Guess who's playing with his new 580 EX II flash ....

    Maybe Donald is starting a new thread - Self Portraits?

    I think you look very distinguished Donald. I can see you as captain of a sailing ship a la Hornblower or The Oneiden Line.

    R

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    Re: Guess who's playing with his new 580 EX II flash ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Camellia View Post
    I think you look very distinguished Donald.
    I'm far too modest to comment. But ....... yes, I know what you mean!

    Anyway, to be serious.

    I was dreaming (yes, don't laugh. This is really getting a grip of me) of the discussion Rob initiated here about the work of Andrzej Dragan.

    So, I thought I'd give it a go.

    Guess who's playing with his new 580 EX II flash ....

    Still a lot to do on refining techniques.

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    Re: Guess who's playing with his new 580 EX II flash ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    I'm far too modest to comment. But ....... yes, I know what you mean!

    Anyway, to be serious.

    I was dreaming (yes, don't laugh. This is really getting a grip of me) of the discussion Rob initiated here about the work of Andrzej Dragan.
    Those portraits are very moving. I feel a bit shell shocked from looking at them. Extremely powerful.

    I can understand how he's got a grip of you. Thanks for sharing.

    R

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    Re: Guess who's playing with his new 580 EX II flash ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Camellia View Post
    I think you look very distinguished Donald. I can see you as captain of a sailing ship a la Hornblower or The Oneiden Line.
    Uh, Oh! here we go again, the Donald Mackenzie Appreciation Society bandwagon rolls out ont the plain once again! Can nothing save us?

    Donald - try taking the paper off the razor blades next time you shave. If you want to let me have the RAW I have a Dragan plugin....

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