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Old Sep 6, 2011, 3:28 PM   #1
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........ after going out for dinner and then mixing up a batch of Vodka-Kiwi cocktails does nothing to enhance your photography skills My pal Sue was originally helping me by standing in front so that I could get the focus point, but she gave up around 12.30pm and left me out in the damp, dark ....... and out of a focus point. So one me knees in front of the camera, with my no where near long enough arms outstretched, I had fun trying to focus and then spin the lights round - whilst letting the camera do its thing on self-timer!! I finally gave up around 2.00am ALL advice welcome.
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Old Sep 6, 2011, 3:35 PM   #2
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What is the technique behind doing this as i would love to give it a go. Nice shots by the way
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Old Sep 6, 2011, 4:05 PM   #3
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Hi Ya Kool and thanks for having a look- as you can see from my Botchit and Leggit job, I am just a beginner in this field. OzzieTraveller and Backyardpermaculture (and others here) have done some fab orb shots and given me tips and the lowdown. They are the best ones to contact.

I bought a light stick pack from Amazon, then made them into circles and headed out into the dark. Tried various twirling and turning speeds and the slower speeds seemed to come out better. I ended up turning them round and round as though continually turning a steering wheel and this seemed to work best.

Do give it twirl - you will love it and have a good laugh at the same time
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Old Sep 6, 2011, 5:57 PM   #4
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These are great - considering you were doing it by yourself and "feeling no pain".....
I am inspired to try it too.
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Old Sep 6, 2011, 6:46 PM   #5
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What a great, fun thing to try! They look like how you must have felt... I think they came out great. I suppose you can pre-focus on an object, start a long exposure and run over to the focused spot and twirl the sticks??
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Old Sep 6, 2011, 7:16 PM   #6
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Diane,

Nice try for orbs and turned out not bad at all, seem to be colored donuts. Well done.

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Old Sep 6, 2011, 10:21 PM   #7
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Explain how you do this again,.....you mix vodka with kiwi juice?
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Old Sep 7, 2011, 1:26 AM   #8
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Hi Everyone - and thanks so so much for the great feedback. As it was pitch black I could not get a focus point on anything........ and this was not alcohol associated at all. T the start some lights were on and my "assistant" was with me, but on my own I had to stay behind the camera and focus on the rings as I held them in front. Do try it - its great and you get hooked.

Now Diverdave ...................... I can give you the recipie for the Mad Kiwi Bird cocktail, but sadly if I do, I will have to kill you

OK here goes

4cl Vodka - can be adjust to suit your taste of course
2cl Kiwi Syrop
1 Kiwi Fruit

Peel and chop the Kiwi (the fruit not me , chuck into shaker and squish it up.
Add loads of ice
Pour in Vodka and Kiwi Syrop
Give it a good shake and serve

To go the whole hog serve it with a shot of champagne on the side !!

Enjoy and have fun......... now if only I knew where you lived.
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Old Sep 7, 2011, 12:45 PM   #9
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very interesting shots
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Old Sep 7, 2011, 6:30 PM   #10
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Pretty good instructions.... and the photo's not bad either

#3 worked out well
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