Matches and Orings C&C

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  1. brettmc

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    A few more randoms from tonight, please C&C all help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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    So my initial idea with the matches was to do a set of three one w/ a match, the 2nd a lit match and the 3rd a burned match, but this didn't come out so hot. It was really difficult to see the flame any ideas for the execution of this set?
     
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    I like 3 for some reason the texture and colors just seem right :)
     
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    What about capturing the match as it ignites?
     
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    that be cool :D
     
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    Thanks for the comments, I had my wife try and help me, but it didn't come out as expected. Without a flash it all blurs but you're able to see the flame/sparks, with a flash the flame and sparks essentially disappear. Any ideas on a good way to capture this?
     
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    I like them, feel like sharing your technique?
     
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    1. Black cloth as a background.
    2. No breeze to blow the smoke away.
    3. Stood the match in bluetack.
    4. Manually focussed on the match head.
    5. F/4.
    6. SS = 1/250.
    7. Manual flashes at about 10 o'clock and 4 o'clock same height as match. Think they were set to 1/16th power. Perhaps 1/32.
    8. Lit the match with a lighter.
    9. Moved out the way PDQ.
    10. Fired my 40D at highest shutter speed - 6fps.
     
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    The O-rings are not working for me & I wonder how similar shots would look on a non-reflective surface.
     
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    Thanks for the info shutter, its greatly appreciated!

    No one so far has liked the reflections, I'll remember that the next time I give this a whirl.
     

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