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Old Jul 6, 2006, 9:29 PM   #11
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You wrote: "your shots always look so dynamic"

I wouldn't use word dynamic, especially with bike, but frozen. But technique is amazing: to freeze such a dynamic scene. Super!
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Old Jul 7, 2006, 2:48 AM   #12
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THe trick is to use very fast flashtimes.
The elinchrom system (and profoto) have very short flashdurations, the ringflash I shoot with Profoto pro7 and the Ranger RX speed system from Elinchrom have very fast flashduration all above the 1/1500 - 1/4000 and that will freeze most action.
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Arty wrote:
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You wrote: "your shots always look so dynamic"

I wouldn't use word dynamic, especially with bike, but frozen. But technique is amazing: to freeze such a dynamic scene. Super!

when i say DYNAMIC i mean tons of contrast without blow outs. U no, tons of depth but tons of detail.

Im trhinking more along the lines of the exposure and colouring. midtones in particular
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Old Jul 7, 2006, 9:55 AM   #14
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with a normal flash you can't compete with the sun, with a good ringflash and proper powersource you can over power the sun in some occassions.
Frank, what if to use the reflectors (mirrors) and redirect the sun to the subject?
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Old Jul 7, 2006, 10:41 AM   #15
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THe trick is to use very fast flashtimes.
The elinchrom system (and profoto) have very short flashdurations, the ringflash I shoot with Profoto pro7 and the Ranger RX speed system from Elinchrom have very fast flashduration all above the 1/1500 - 1/4000 and that will freeze most action.
Correct me if I'm wrong but in a bright environment (like daylight on a sunny day), unless you're stopped way down, you'll need an equally fast shutter speed to freeze the action. Flash duration alone won't be enough on a bright dayto freeze the action?
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With mirrors would be a good option, I never tried that except in the studio I often use a mirror reflector.
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It will be when you stop down enough.
These shots were done on ISO50 on f13.
The ringflash freezes the action and the light falling on the subject is so little you will never see the movement normally seen with 1/125th.
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Thank you for info, Frank.
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It will be when you stop down enough.
These shots were done on ISO50 on f13.
The ringflash freezes the action and the light falling on the subject is so little you will never see the movement normally seen with 1/125th.
Got it. Your 5D has ISO 50? Did you use a polarizer too?
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No polarizer, I got the dark sky by using the bright flash, this way the sky dropped arround 1-2 fstops below what it normally would be.
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