Tuesday, August 10, 2010

wordless wednesday 191: "incensed"


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15 comments:

magiceye said...

a classic!

Daryl said...

WOW .. you just totally moved to a higher plane of fabulous

Carver said...

Fantastic shot.

Carmi said...

There's power in this scene, and I can't stop looking at it. Stunning (I know I say that a lot about your work, but it fits.)

lisaschaos said...

You whisked me back to my Catholic school days, lol.

Fireblossom said...

I'm a Daryl dittohead again.

Show-off! ;-)

Ruthi said...

great capture!

Dave said...

i can feel the motion here. great stuff.

shutter speed here is quite tricky i suppose because of the darkness involved.

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

Very interesting effect! I'm guessing not accidental.

caite said...

fantastic.

Rachel said...

Simply amazing -- do you have an equipment list somewhere? I'd love to have your camera -- not that I have your eye/talent . . . but at least I'd have your camera instead of my point-n-shoot.

And Miles To Go... said...

that is so cool! A swing, is it?

Mojo said...

The effect is definitely not an accident. The technique is called "second curtain sync", meaning the flash fires just before the shutter closes rather than just after it opens -- which is what normally happens. In this way you get light trails behind a moving subject with a sharp image at the end.

The tricky part of this shot was matching the swing of the censer to the shutter speed and the flash output to the ambient light. The pendulum had to swing for some distance before the flash fired in order to create the light trails, and the flash had to be hot enough to overcome ambient light without blowing out the highlights.

All of the technical data can be found at http://mojo1160.redbubble.com/works/5663043-2-incensed.

Beth F said...

Totally amazing shot.

catsynth said...

Great photo - I love the way the motion is captured as an arc. (I like the title, too.)