cjf2: Wonderful picture. The water drops really make a nice touch.
I try to explain the set-up of this photo in my broken English. The picture was taken with three flashes. Two of them were put very close to the subject (80 cm -1 m) in order to have a very intense light, the third one was directed to the background, which was a green panel mounted on a stand.The three flashes were set in manual mode to 1/16 of their full power, so that a flash of about 1/8000- 1/16000 s (I don’t remember exactly, I have tried different ratios) was emitted. The three flashes were triggered with Phottix emitter/ receivers. The trick to avoid ghost images is to totally dominate the natural light with the flash light by at least 3-4 stops. In fact, a ghost image is present only in the very bright water drops. What I don’t like of this picture are the streaks in front of the drops and not on the rear. If I had to redo a similar picture, I would choose a second curtain sync to obtain a more realistic motion effect. Thank you for your interestPaolo
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Thank you, Ruth, for your kind comment.
Thank you very much. Yes, it was half past sunset.
FreedomLover: Beautiful.How does the orange light reach the dark part of the dune?
Thank youThe crest of the dune is steeper than the body due to the direct wind effect. So there is just a moment in the early morning in which the light reach the dark part but the crest is still well in shadow.
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Apologizing for the delay, I warmly thank you all for the kind comments.
Thank you very much Mick and congratulations for your well deserved 2nd place.
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Thank you to everyone!