Thursday, May 20, 2010

Nancee Photoshoot

I had a most enjoyable shoot today with model Nancee. I'm still working on photo-editing, but here's a few of my favourites so far -

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Day 133

The Cognisys Stop Shot controller, which makes possible the balloon shots, and others (even better) that are yet to come :)

More Pop

Playing with balloons again this evening - I only had six, but I'm reasonably satisfied with the results.  This time I was able to use two Nikon SB-26 strobes at 1/64th power to give better lighting. The flashes are triggered by sound - you can see the microphone clipped to the clamp that holds the balloons.

The mic is very sensitive indeed - in this one, the flashes were triggered by the sound of the pin making contact with the balloon, before it burst. You can see the depression where the point of the pin is about to enter the balloon.

Here, it looks like I'm about to be devoured by a purple Pacman, but I actually won this round :)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Day 132

Here is one of the Fantastic Four having a nap on a cap.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Day 131

This is Walter, another of the "Shop Fosters".

Monday, May 10, 2010

Day 130

This is Eleanor, one of the "Mustang Gang", relaxing on the cat tree.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Coin drop

My first attempt at using the Stop Shot. This is probably one of the simplest setups you can do with this gear, so I hope I'll improve and be able to show you some far more dramatic shots.

You can see the infrared transmitter on the left, and the receiver on the right. The coin was dropped from about a foot above the gate, and the flash was triggered by the coin passing through the IR beam.

Day 129

I have started to play with my new toy - a Stop Shot timer module and an infrared gate, which will allow me to photograph high-speed events like water splashes, balloons popping, dropped glasses breaking, and things like that. Here is the controller and the IR gate, set up for my first shot with the apparatus.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Day 128

Another of the "Shop Fosters", this is Conor. He has the most endearing ear tufts - I call him Spock.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Day 127

This is Darwin, one of the foster kitties that live at the shop.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Day 126

Iowa pork chops, done on the barbeque. Delicious!!! 

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Day 125

Cinco de Mayo, the fifth of May, so what could be more appropriate than a margarita? We don't have margarita glasses (nice ones seem to be incredibly difficult to find), but the drink is awesome! As the illegal immigrants say, sláinte :)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Day 124

Working in the shop today, I think Violet got a bit mis-filed

Monday, May 3, 2010

Day 123

Bubbles in my G&T, which I enjoyed in the lovely sunshine on our deck just before the storm blew in :)

Day 122

Sample Sunday at Prairieland Herbs makes for so many photo opportunities, including this shot of the delightful flower pot and plant jewellery made by Becky of Willow Avenue Pottery. It was a good, fun day in spite of the capricious weather.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Day 121

Another kitten picture, that's how it goes...