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Old Dec 10, 2008, 12:45 AM   #1
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This was a re-creation, for photographic purposes, of the "carving of the turkey" at our recent Thanksgiving meal. This would be a typical event at a Christmas meal in our family, too.

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Old Dec 10, 2008, 9:10 AM   #2
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Now thats what Im talking about. And it could be a Xmas shot. The turkey looks succulent and tasty. That jolly old fella doing the carving, his name isnt Nick is it? He looks kinda familiar.
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Old Dec 10, 2008, 2:54 PM   #3
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I like the feel of this shot Patty. It looks like it could be anyone's kitchen during the preparation of a holiday or any big meal. The turkey being carved by Santa just adds to the happy feeling it gives.

You mentioned in another post that just got a new flash unit and are trying to figure it out. We also just got an external flash unit and found that setting the flash up to 45 degrees helps reduce the shadow effect on the close walls.

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Old Dec 10, 2008, 3:15 PM   #4
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Outstanding shot! Regarding the flash, I would recommend pointing the flash straight up at the ceiling in close quarters like that. That will give you ample light and should all but eliminate the shadows.

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Old Dec 10, 2008, 5:35 PM   #5
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Not Nick, it's Roger! He's a friend of my aunt's. Quite the actor. Was recently in the school play where he teaches.

Thanks for the tips on the flash. Now that I'm looking at the EXIF data I'm thinking I took it with the onboard flash. But, I can't tell from it. Photos I know I took with and without the flash unit read the same.

I'm trying to figure out what to do with all the buttons and knobs on the flash. I've had it for a year and hardly use it for that reason.

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I redressed our fine actor in appropriate garb. Hope he doesnt mind. I kept my eyes closed.
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Old Dec 11, 2008, 6:48 AM   #7
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Great shot. Couldn't ask for a better person to carve the turkey.
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Old Dec 11, 2008, 3:25 PM   #8
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Nice job, nhmom. He looks like he's doing a mighty fine job, too.
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Old Dec 11, 2008, 5:00 PM   #9
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Hm,
I do miss a work coat (or is apron really the right word here) in that shot. With such a big, fatty bird at my counter I need at least 3 things:

- one person that whistles for me (if I was left alone in the kitchen I for sure had to whistle all the time to make sure I won't nibble

- a work coat to make sure my normal clothing will stay ... errm... usable during that procedure

- another person to hold my cat

:?:G

Did I say that he really looks a bit like Santa himself?

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