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Day 99 – hedgehogs

Day 99, 099/365, Project 365, Self Portrait, Strobist, Bokeh, hedgehogs in a rubber dinghy, hedgehogs, rubber dinghy, lampion, chinese, Chinese lantern, latern

…in a rubber dinghy! (matching comic here)

Ok, first of, I’m sorry for the weird title… I had no idea how to call this one. But with it raining for 5 Days in a row I needed to do something with colours again. Lots of colours (well, actually there are just 3 different once, but those over and over again (I knew I should have gotten the green lampion too – damn it)).

Tomorrow is Day 100 of the Project 365 and I don’t know how much time I got to work on a picture, so I thought I do something involving a bit more work today. Once more there is less editing involved as you might think.
First I went ahead and got my point of view locked by placing the camera on a tripod and not moving it an inch afterwards. Then I got my lights set up and took the picture of myself. With that done (surprisingly that went pretty fast this time) I removed the lights and got my black diffusor out. I placed a flash in one of the lampions and then walked around the room with the lampion in front of the black background and started taking pictures in various distances and highs… do that with all three and your picture is done. Do to the flash the room was perfectly black and just the lampion was glowing and with the black background always behind it I got no light contamination onto the rest of the room. I could have just taken one picture of each lampion and then copied that over and over again, but then the focus, the angle and the perspective would have been the same with every one of them and that wouldn’t have looked natural. It also would have needed way more editing, because I would have to chance the size and position of every one over and over again. With all those different images I was able to just open them in the editing Software, erase the black background and voilĂ  – done.

24mm – f2.8 – 1/250 – ISO 100

Strobist Info:
SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/4) into 60cm Softbox as mainlight, SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/64) bare as rim camera left, SB-80dx (diffusor – 1/64) bare as rim camera right, Sb-80dx (diffusor – 1/64) inside the lampions, camera and flashes tiggered via Pocketwizard Plus IIs