Challenge: Rubber Ducky II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2011 Challenges
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: Chateau Snaffles
Date: Jan 14, 2011
Shutter: 20 seconds
Galleries: Humorous, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Jan 16, 2011
|OK here we go:
1 exactly one rubber ducky - Ducky in prop room. Check
2 one or more vegetables - a very large parsnip. Check.
3 something red - ribbon off a candy rose bouquet. Check.
4 a piece of string or rope - kitchen twine tied around parsnip and draped over Ducky's shoulder. Check.
Now the fun part, the three light sources:
* luminescent 'rocks' from loonie store in front of Ducky;
* small tealight candle to the upper right of frame; and
* the glowing orange LED from my cordless phone used on the left side of Ducky's head :-) Had to keep pressing buttons to keep it glowing, and only used it for maybe 5 seconds of the final exposure.
Camera on tripod, Ducky and props on kitchen table with backdrop draped over it. Used mirror lockup and ever-increasing long exposures, started around 10 and finished at 20. Knew I'd do a long exposure as soon as I found the GITD rocks. Tried with a flash as the third light a few times, both the built-in flash and a handheld ministrobe, but that light just killed the other light sources. So explored my options and used the cordless :-)
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