a Thousand Hands


A modern dance with traditional smell. A squad of fire-fighters turned dancers. And a little luck with lighting. That’s what this is all about.

My old 430EZ speedlite flash is not 100% compatible with my 7D. It still correspond automatically with the change in my 24-105mm lens, but will only fire full power. Lucky again, we are in digital era. I was lazy last night to do manual calculation using distance, guide number and all, so I fired up a few test shots before the event here in Bintan Resorts, and adjusted my settings manually.

I didn’t swivel my flash head when shooting vertical. There was no ceiling to use as bouncer, and I don’t have any portable bouncer; I relied mainly on the reflection from the spectators as it was tilted 60 degrees up. The use of ISO 640 was necessary to compensate for the I-don’t-know-how-many stops lost, to get enough light with 1/15 seconds exposure; while retaining the shimmering red satin and dark golden skin colour of the dancers, the Chinese New Year theme.

I also zoomed in that much and have to let go a few hands so I can get rid most of the distracting background (see the second picture).

Advertisements

Love to hear your thoughts, please share here....

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: