Saturday, March 14, 2009

Shadow Saturday

As part of Nicole B's photo scavenger hunt which I have to post tomorrow, I needed to take a picture of my main hobby. So I set up the shot in our basement and then let Trevor actually fire the shot. This one actually turned out to be perfect for Hey Harriet's weekly Shadow Shot Sunday meme.


I set my Nikon D-60 (quit snickering....it's all I have for now) with a 18-55 zoom lens on a tripod, turned portrait. I connected it to a strobe (SB-600) on my other tripod with a ttl cord. I used manual focus and set it for where I WOULD be when Trevor shot. This is where I screwed up a bit, I calculated using an aperture of f-7.1 based on my guide number but erred in 1) forgot I was shooting a 400 ISO and 2) was using a 24mm guide number instead of the focal length I was using.

Anyway on this shot, I didn't have the framing set up right so when I kicked a front leg front kick and he took this shot, this is what showed up. I actually liked the shadow in this one!
Speaking of shadows, here is Trevor's. I took it this morning at the American Museum of Science and Energy. It is a hands on exhibit in which you stand in front of some kind of medium on the wall and a flash fires at you. Your shadow is "frozen" on the wall for about 5-10 seconds. Cool, huh?

18 comments:

  1. Fantastic shadows! I really love these!

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  2. That is a cool picture very badass! I kind of look like a lunatic when I am kicking I am sure even my shawdow laughs : )

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  3. Chris,
    I like the shadow of you kicking too. It tells the rest of the story. It shows that your keeping your hands up while kicking.
    -Colby McLemore

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  4. Your kick boxing shadow is so powerful and the red adds drama to the whole photo!

    And the surreal shadow in the second photo is fascinating!

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  5. What super shadow shots! I just love them! The kicking shot is particularly cool!! Thanks for sharing and happy SSS!

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  6. What interesting shadows! Love both of them - how cool that you can freeze a shadow....bet he liked that!

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  7. What a fun action shot...I wanna be your friend...I come in peace!!! Ha!

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  8. By the way, I LOVE your header, I have a barn thing too...well, just about anything country will do for me.

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  9. Interesting shadow shot. I like it. Good luck with your photography classes, I'm jealous.

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  10. Okay... Now that is a cool shot. I like it.

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  11. Colby - Glad you recognized the hands up. Like I said, I've eaten enough counter punches in sparring to learn;)

    Sarah - You'd have to see the outtake shots when he just kept missing the jump spinning hook kicks. My facial expressions are hilarious!

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  12. You know I love your photos as always. : ) I like that kicking one! Verry cool. : )

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  13. That's a super cool kick shadow! I'll dare not mess with you! ;) Thanks heaps for joining SSS. It's great having you play along!

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  14. Fantastic shot, even if that second paragraph with all the technical terms had my head spinning! Whatever you do, just keep doing it.

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  15. Hi,
    Your post sounds interesting... guess I fly over §:-))

    Really a gorgeous shot!

    Cheers!

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  16. Very creative entry! I love the kicking one especially. I've seen those shadow walls at museums too, and they are very cool.

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  17. I still have a series F NiKon I break out every now and then! Your pics are inspiring me to get out and try.

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  18. unusual shot...very engaging..

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