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Old Nov 30, 2008, 12:42 AM   #31
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OK my last flash photo which replaces above as my entry this month. Similar setup to flowers photo. Lighting arrangement is revealed in the eyes. Grandson No 2 at 6 months.

K20D, Sigma EF530 Super flash in umbrella on RHS, Sunpak Auto 140 with SLS750 peanut trigger on LHS, Suntax 9000DT in camera's hotshoe to trigger slaves ( ie not PTTL mode). K20D in manual mode with Sigma 28-70 EX @ 70mm, ISO 200, F8, 1/180.
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Old Nov 30, 2008, 10:53 AM   #32
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Hello,


Thanks Goldwinger & a200user for your comments on my pict.


I'm going to lock in the Witch Madelyn picture as my entry this month.

W.T.G. Beachboy2! I found this challenge really fun! Thanx!



RE: Questions from a200user.

1. How did you come up with the idea of putting the flash in the pot? I've heard of a flash in the pan, but in the pot....?

It was just past Halloween and this contest came along so Madelyn & I decided that she would dress up in her Witch costume and we'd try to take some spooky pictures. <grin> We came up with the idea to make it look like she was cooking up some evil brew & I remembered from camping holding up flashlights underneath your chin to get that spooky effect and our set-up just evolved from there.

2. How did you fire the flash wirelessly with the K100d - are you using those Cactus triggers from Gadget Infinity?

I got a cheap wireless trigger like the one linked to below. I got it for $20. I figured, even if it doesn't work quite well, I'd still get my money's worth out of it in learning to use the flash off-camera. And I believe I have gotten my $20 out of them.

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a) They don't work to 30'. They only work reliably to about 15'?
b) And as for reliable trigger within that range, I think there has only been a couple of times that I expected them to go off and they didn't. I just make sure that the remote trigger is in visible line-of-site to my camera and I'm good to go. So for the above shot, I had the flash inside the pot, a wire hooking up the flash to the remote trigger and the trigger hanging on the outside of the pot (in the shadows below Madelyn's arm)

Take care,
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Link to the wireless trigger I got . . .

http://cgi.ebay.ca/Flash-Wireless-Radio-Slave-Trigger-16-Channel-sync-cord_W0QQitemZ120341172903QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_De faultDomain_0?hash=item120341172903&_trksid=p3286. c0.m14&_trkparms=72:1215|66:2|65:12|39:1|240:1318
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Old Nov 30, 2008, 12:19 PM   #33
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RE: Questions from a200user.

1. How did you come up with the idea of putting the flash in the pot? I've heard of a flash in the pan, but in the pot....?

It was just past Halloween and this contest came along so Madelyn & I decided that she would dress up in her Witch costume and we'd try to take some spooky pictures. <grin> We came up with the idea to make it look like she was cooking up some evil brew & I remembered from camping holding up flashlights underneath your chin to get that spooky effect and our set-up just evolved from there.

Well Glen,
your daughter is way too pretty to make an evil looking photo no matter how hard you try!
but, it's a great one regardless.

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Old Nov 30, 2008, 1:47 PM   #34
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Almost to late, but wanted to post this one.

k20d, Sigma 100-300mm f/4.0 EX, Sigma 500 super
1/750s, f8 , 300mm


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Old Nov 30, 2008, 7:07 PM   #35
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:| *** A FLASH IN THE PAN *** :|

(Just for laughs - Sorry - it has been one of those weeks)

K20D, DA16-45, built in flash w/paper diffuser, in light tent
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Old Dec 1, 2008, 2:54 PM   #36
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:| *** A FLASH IN THE PAN *** :|

(Just for laughs - Sorry - it has been one of those weeks)

K20D, DA16-45, built in flash w/paper diffuser, in light tent
now that's funny!
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Old Dec 1, 2008, 4:04 PM   #37
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I enjoyed each and everyone.....Great Job
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Old Dec 1, 2008, 8:12 PM   #38
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To start voting, seems a few folks were intimidated by flash topic! Sorry about that.

All the entries were great. Some very imaginative setups and some great photos with no fancy arrangement but good balanced lighting. Glen's very cute witch was going to get my vote, but DAZ stole it with his world view.

Cheers to all

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Old Dec 1, 2008, 8:44 PM   #39
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My Vote goes To "tacticdesigns" Just an Awesome Shot. A Very Close second goes to "DAZ"


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I have to go with Glen's little witch. although I'll have to say they are all great pix this month! I loved Daz's globe shot, lighting was fantastic and BB2's grandson is absolutely adorable!
GW:bye: very hard to judge this time!
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