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I wish I knew how this worked. Alasdair Bampton's Sunday Afternoon Project showcases some of his music pupils half a dozen times a year. This is Lynsey, who really has a wonderful voice.

So, one flashgun, offset mounted on camera, about 200 - 250 mm to the left of the lens centre. A second, slave, flashgun on a shelf about a metre above Lynsey's head just to brighten the background. Standard sync setting on both units. So how is the printing on the mic clear and sharp, in the original, and all that motion blur around most of Lynsey's face? I may never know . . .

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:75.0 - 300.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 72.0 - 287.9 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:6 Nov 2011 - 4:47 PM
Focal Length:150mm
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/6sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:On, Fired
Title:Wonderfully Weird
Username:jonwebber jonwebber
Uploaded:7 Nov 2011 - 11:12 AM
Tags:Afternoon, Alasdair, Bampton's, Flash / lighting, Project, Sunday
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2011 - 11:25 AM

I can't answer your question, Jon, but I will say that she has wonderful hair Smile Carol

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2011 - 11:38 AM

Weird for sure....
Dont think she will thankyou for this image .Wink
Tho' like Carol love the colour of her hair!

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2011 - 1:22 PM

maybe she has a twin we cannot see?

Seriously, I have no idea what happened!

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AshTree
AshTree  51702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2011 - 1:42 PM

And what is that amber like arm reaching out to her hand? Mystified as you by the result but agree about her gorgeous hair Wink
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digital_boi
7 Nov 2011 - 2:03 PM

looks like a wee bit of motion blur and reflected light from the stunning hair i will have a sheer and come back for a look probably Trevor will know

Graham

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1020 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2011 - 2:50 PM

She keeps the mike steady as she sings!
Moira

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2011 - 2:53 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I wonder if it is a secondary image caused by the flashes firing slightly out of synch with each other?
On second thoughts, I think you may have been using rear curtain flash synch which would have combined with your very slow shutter speed and subject movement to leave a residual image of the beginning of the head movement while the end of the movement is recorded as a 'normal' exposure. At least I think that's how it works Smile
Bill

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digital_boi
7 Nov 2011 - 7:21 PM

sounds good to me Smile

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2011 - 10:04 AM

Mr Wooly Bill's explanation no2 would be mine, only he expressed it better than I could do it. I used to play a lot with that doing stage shots (till I decided to go for a fast lens and no flash instead)
Having said al that, it looks absolutely great. A real show picture!

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10867 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2865 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2011 - 8:28 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

With two flashes in use, - what MODE was the camera in? The shutter speed of 1/6 second is certainly the cause of this the no matter if front or rear curtain was used, - but Bills explanation works considering the slow speed. Secondary curtain always leaves the trail BEHIND the subject, so since we dont know the direction of movement in this case (as we would with a train or moving bus for example), its not possible to tell if its front or rear.

The shutter was certainly open long enough also to support Bills out of sync flashes suggestion.

I would have expected the MODE to be Manual, the speed to be at max sync, - about 1/200, and aperture adjusted for the lighting, - around f/8.


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Last Modified By banehawi at 19 Nov 2011 - 8:29 PM

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phil99
phil99 e2 Member 744 forum postsphil99 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2011 - 9:54 AM

Can't help with the explanation . It is a cracking image and the girl has beautiful hair which you have captured superbly ....Phil

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Montana5
Montana5  457 forum posts Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2011 - 10:49 AM

Not so sure about the out of sync flash theory, the blurred movement is more likely to be the stage lighting recording on the sensor simply due to the slow shutter speed.
Good try though.

Last Modified By Montana5 at 19 Dec 2011 - 10:52 AM

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