Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Ghost Dog

Wordless Wednesday has the boys spinning...

Ghost Dog

Ghost Dog

Ghost Dog
Henry Still Going

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Zachary Still Going

Dog Blog Post #1949

The boys, going Round and Round in the Dark.

Photography Assignment

Our Daily Challenge - Oct 27, 2015 - "Round and Round"

Daily Dog Challenge 1457. "Dark"

A bit of fun with slow exposure and low lighting: all shots today taken at 1/2s, f/7.1, ISO 100, and -2 2/3 EV for the rear-curtain flash, with the anti-reflector clipped to the fridge (reflector with black side out) to keep things dark on the left side.

Rear-curtain flash has the flash firing at the end of the exposure, right before the shutter closes, freezing the action at the end of 1/2s, and making it look like the boys are spinning forward - which they were.

If I had used front-curtain flash, the flash would have fired immediately and the shutter would have stayed open for the rest of the exposure time, resulting in an image where it looked like they were spinning backwards.

I've tried this basic setup several times over past few years using a wide variety of settings, and I think this is probably the best I've captured.

If I were to do it again (and I no doubt will) I would increase light from the flash another tick (-2 1/3V) but leave everything else as is.

As for the spin itself, while both boys know the trick and spin readily - can you say "Easy Cookies"? - Zachary is by far the most enthusiastic about it.

Ghost Dog
Henry All Done

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Furries said...

Those are fantastic photos. I really like the effect and I'm glad the boys have fun spinning for you (and their cookies).

Unknown said...

Whoa! Amazing!

Vicki Green said...

What an interesting effect and very spooky!

Unknown said...

I like the last one the best. There are so many applications for this that would be interesting.

Anonymous said...

These are amazing and perfectly spooky for Halloween. We'll have to try this with Rae!

Kari Neumeyer said...


Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Those are really great photos!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie