I was struggling once again tonight. I suppose it’s hardly surprising after three hundred and sixty four days. It was a lovely evening, but the car was not available for me to get out and about anywhere. I spent most of the evening doing other things and then came back to think of a “Photo of the Day” very late into the evening.
I’d thought that I might be able to get a photo out of this bouncy ball, full of water and glitter. I decided to light it from below, once again using my dear old home made snoot (still using the same one I made back on Day Three).
I used my favourite trick of highly directional light and a narrow aperture so that I wouldn’t have to worry about what was in the background. The flash was set to manual at 1/32 power with the ball held just a few inches above the tip of my snoot. Although I was shooting at a focal length of 55mm, I had the shutter set to 1/30 of a second. When shooting with flash like this it’s the flash which stops the motion so I didn’t have to worry too much about the shutter speed.
I’ve noticed that I seem to enjoy composing in a square format more and more these days. I’m currently looking out for a reasonably priced but working vintage medium format film camera. There might be many more square photos to come in the future if I do go down that route.
Canon 7D, EFS 15-85mm IS, 1/30 at f11.