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| p.1 #4 · Somebody stole my boiled egg! Tazzetta cupularis? |
I like it too but it was merely the sun shining through the wall of the cup. No credit to me, except that I resisted using software to equalise the dynamic range.
There was no sunshine this morning, and apparently no prospect of any. So I went out to try to create a similar effect with flash. There would be limits to how similar results could be. The sun is a point light source, whereas my flash is huge, compared to the subject. Anyway I used and extension cord from the hot shoe, with the flash aimed +/- horizontally, from below knee level while framing the cup from above. I got lots of burned out highlights in the cup but have as good as i feel I can get. The rim of the cup is also more entirely in sharp focus than the sunlit image.
This time I use ISO 100 and f11, manual flash., hand-held.
Of yes, as I packed up and walked away from the location the sun came out and stayed out most of the morning!
The image was darked considerably in PS and I increased the contrast.