Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Grapes on Platter with Bokeh

Taken with a Nikon D80.

* Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200) [+]
* Aperture: f/1.4 [+]
* Focal Length: 85 mm [+]
* ISO Speed: 100 [+]

setup shot here - www.flickr.com/photos/christensen_carl/2844682640/

Strobist info: 4' Strip light on each side. Each containing 2 40 watt 5000k color temp bulbs. This provided for some subtle rim light. SB-800 in 43" umbrella above. SB-600 with pringles can snoot positioned to the right and behind for some directional rim light. Strobes triggered with on board flash with IR pass through filter in front.

Shot tethered with Camera Control Pro and Adobe Lightroom 2 in folder watch mode. I used CCP to adjust aperture/shutter, iso, and flash outputs from the next room (try doing that with Pocket Wizards!). I shot one with shallow depth of field, and then adjusted from f/1.4 for 1/200s at ISO 100 to f/11 for 1/25s at ISO 400 using CCP. I at the same time changed the output of the flashes from 1/16 (Main in umbrella) and 1/128 (in pringles snoot) to M 1/1 and M 1/16. All of this done, sitting in front of my computer in my office.

Spritzed some water on for some water beads.

This is example with ultimate shallow depth of field with bokeh being exhibited particularly in upper left and some upper right.

The grape vines at Carrie and Jon's new place are loaded with Concord Grapes. Mom cut and brought a big bowl when they came over for Sunday morning breakfast. I ate big handfuls and swallowed the middle--seeds and all--whole!

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