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Skywatcher
26-12-2010, 06:43 PM
Still flippin cold here, got back this afternoon and there was a thick frost that is still out there now

Looked kind of pretty so I took a few pics

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5126/5293251325_b6b69c7537_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5081/5293848350_012e4256d9_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5088/5293848894_dc15530b5c_z.jpg

The found a large block of ice on a wheelbarrow and had a play with the flashgun

leaf trapped in ice

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5249/5293852114_027cd99310_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5010/5293851142_6ed2899800_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5242/5293257071_047b6fbf2f_z.jpg

Final 2 before you snooze off ;) this was a bubble in the ice that I smashed open and then tried to light in 2 ways - first gave an unexpected rainbow effect that I tried to play with

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5003/5293257675_8901b85b17_z.jpg

Then tried the gun in a different way to make it look like the ice was glowing

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5210/5293854032_ebccf36502_z.jpg

Just backin a realised the outside tap had been dripping giving us this huge stalagmite
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5247/5293855696_2924358f0f_z.jpg


So spent ages trying to get a shot of the drip

Best I managed before my bits went very small

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5090/5293258851_4d61ab63a2_z.jpg

catrancher
26-12-2010, 06:52 PM
"Cool" shots Chris! :thumbsup:

I gotta get me an external strobe. The on camera one just doesn't get it for anything more than as a very basic fill light.

BTW - don't you just hate it when you've got frozen bits?

Tom (:macwave:... warming his bits by the fire!)

Skywatcher
26-12-2010, 06:57 PM
The flashgun has made a big difference, I was at the point where if there wasn't enough natural light then I just wasn't bothering at all as the on board flash was awful and , with the lenses I had wasn't even working as it created a big shadow!

Bouncing the flash is brilliant fun and as I am a licky boy and have a 7d now I can use the gun off camera which is great fun

must learn more though as most of the shots are still too harsh even with the diffusers on

catrancher
26-12-2010, 07:13 PM
licky boy
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/75186662/smilies/tracy.gif :ROFL: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/75186662/smilies/lmaof.gif

Please tell me you meant "lucky boy"! :unsure:

Tom (:macwave:... what a visual!)

Skywatcher
26-12-2010, 07:16 PM
yes - can't see what the apple spellcheck is aiming for sometimes :lol:

foreverducky
26-12-2010, 07:22 PM
Wow, those are nice!

Love the dripping water shot.

Kate
26-12-2010, 10:31 PM
haha licky boy!! :laugh::point:

They are stunningly beautiful shots, i loved all of them - always makes me wish i had a such a good camera when i look at your photos

Skywatcher
26-12-2010, 11:12 PM
You are very kind :)

josh.p.
27-12-2010, 01:08 PM
Great shots. My favourite is the one of the outside tap! It's amazing!!

I need an external flash too. My pictures from yesterday were awful because they were all indoors and the inbuilt flash just washes everyone out and makes a massive shadow!

Skywatcher
27-12-2010, 02:24 PM
Cheers bud, amazingly the 150 quid flash is made 10x better with a 3 quid plastic diffuser from eBay

keith
27-12-2010, 02:29 PM
Love them all especially the rainbow in the ice and the leaf :yes:

Skywatcher
27-12-2010, 06:58 PM
Thank you sir, the leaf was my fave as well

wdwgrandma
28-12-2010, 12:04 PM
I think my favorite is the first one! It is so detailed.