******Minichallenge 360: Night*********

Started Mar 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
dave vichich
dave vichich Senior Member • Posts: 2,400
Re: My exhibits

Olga Johnson wrote:


I'd love to find out how you set up that last image. It is fantastic!

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Thanks Olga.

The set up was very easy, the execution was a bit tougher.

I went into our backyard with my camera on a tripod. With the yard lights on, I positioned the camera in a way that the background would be our trees. I then got my wife to stand in a spot so I could get a good focus. I then switched from auto focus to manual. I then placed something on the ground at my wife's feet so I knew where to stand. I then turned off the yard lights.

With all that set up, I then used the cameras 10 second timer so I could get into place to take the 6 second exposure.

Seeing as I don't smoke, I used a straw as a cigarette for the shot. I waited for the shutter to trip, then started to light the match and bring it up to my face.

I took 14 or 15 shots, this one was by far the clearest of the bunch.

I then played around with a few of them, converting to B&W, the negative of the original looks pretty good also.

the original

the negative.

a little flare.

Thanks for looking.

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