When Light Dances

13 Mar

When I got home from work on Friday at 4 pm (yeah that’s right. 4 pm. Welcome to Germany), there was a slip in my mailbox saying there was a delivery waiting for me at the post office. No idea why they couldn’t deliver it to me…

Since I don’t have a bike yet, I strapped on my freeskate and skated there.

The package turned out to be the flash I ordered around 3 weeks ago.

It is manufactured by a Chinese company with a great reputation called Yongnuo, and I got the model YN465.

It is the most basic model among the lineup that allows E-TTL (only when mounted on the hot shoe of the camera). I will post detailed pics of the product and the accessories that came with it later.

I went out at 9 pm on Saturday night, dying to try the flash. I took with me my tripod, flash and also the Cactus V5 for wireless flash.

I had found this interesting glass architecture a few days back which I wanted to shoot with flash, but seems like I overestimated the power of the flash…It didn’t light up the building enough (or my settings were wrong. I dunno…), so I ended up taking the building with long exposures.

While walking to that building, I came across a construction area with some heavy machinery parked here and there. I thought the red and yellow color would look nice against the black background. Being it the first night out with my flash in a pitch black and cold night, it was hard to adjust the settings of the flash and camera.

Nevertheless, I think the pics turned out quite nice for the first time.


3 Responses to “When Light Dances”

  1. eurodude March 13, 2011 at 11:03 PM #

    How hig was your ISO or did you use a tripod? Looks like Product and Brochure photography. Nice work. Sometimes framing is off that that happens. Keep them coming 😉

    • STEEZY March 13, 2011 at 11:19 PM #

      For the machinery pics, I kept the ISO at 100 to keep the noise down. The sync speed for the 60D was 1/250, so I kept the shutter speed at 1/200~250. I used the only tripod I have for the flash, so I had to shoot handheld, but the fast shutter speed made it possible. The framing was hard cuz I couldn’t see the subject even through the viewfinder…Getting the focus right was hard too…
      Thanks for the comment!

      • eurodude March 13, 2011 at 11:24 PM #

        well in that case: damn 😉 nice shots… when they are not seen in the viewfinder. You are a good guesser.

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