- Become a better photographer today!
remember me:     

Photo Discussion

To participate in the Forum, become a BetterPhoto member or Sign In.

Anyone for Champagne and Strawberries? Photo Contest Finalist
Anyone for Champagne and Strawberries?
Anyone for Champagne and Strawberries?
Just mucking around with some guys from the camera club. Two flashes were used with soft boxes and slaved to a remote that was triggered when the strawberry hit the champagne. Camera was set to predetermined aperture and shutter was set on bulb to make sure of being open for the flash.
© Adam Bolt
Olympus OM-4 35mm ...
Laura Frongillo

member since: 10/21/2004
    Beautiful idea, wow! And great photo!

10/28/2004 1:34:06 AM

Ronald Balthazor
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 11/17/2002

Despite the fact that you spilled some Champagne this is a terrific shot, Adam. Well done. What was the placement of the lights?

10/28/2004 1:36:03 AM

Kathleen Clemons
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 12/19/2000

Well done, Adam!

10/28/2004 3:11:01 AM

Tom Andersen
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 7/17/2004

Wonderfully captured, Adam!

10/28/2004 3:28:36 AM

Eric Bancroft

member since: 10/1/2004

Excellent ! You should muck around more often.

10/28/2004 3:42:25 AM

Jeff W. Robinson
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Jeff
Jeff's Gallery

member since: 10/17/2002

Great job Adam! Jeff

10/28/2004 3:54:38 AM

Colette M. Metcalf
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Colette
Colette's Gallery

member since: 4/29/2003


10/28/2004 4:15:30 AM

Michael Allen

member since: 6/9/2003

A most excellent creation, Adam.

Just an awesome effect, wonderful presentation.

You have an excellent gallery too. ..mike ;-]

10/28/2004 6:34:28 AM

Judy S. Fung
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 6/3/2004

Wonderful image, Adam! Terrific capture!

10/28/2004 11:20:51 AM

Marian Armeanu
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 6/27/2003

i really like it , and the moment is very sharp.... good one , adam

10/29/2004 1:15:45 AM

Adam Bolt
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 3/23/2002

Ummm... WOW!!!... Thanks to everyone's comments! I didn't expect such a great response for this image! I think this is where digital comes in very handy. Even thou this was shot on Fuji Superia 400 print film, one of the guys was shooting with his Fuji Digital S2 Pro. After every drop we were able to get an idea of what our cameras would have recorded, albeit at a slighlty different angles. This is something that is quite simple to do. We set up an infinity curved backdrop and had 2 flash heads with soft boxes attached. The main flash was set up almost directly infront but slightly off to the right. The other flash was set with slightly less power and set at about 90 degrees to the left of the main flash. This helped kill any shadow that was falling behind from the champagne glass! If you ever get a chance. Give it a go! It's heaps of fun trying to get different splash effects... and getting the timing right as to when to fire the flashes! :-)
Thanks again for all of your comments.
Cheers Adam

10/29/2004 1:46:45 AM

Karen Lewis
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 5/2/2003

Wow Adam this turned out GREAT!
Sounds like you had fun mucking around with this one. You should muck aroung more often!! Congratulations!

11/15/2004 7:06:49 PM

Karen Lewis
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 5/2/2003

PS. Thanks for sharing with us all how you did this! Photogaphy is always an ongoing learning curve and any "how to" info is always great!

11/15/2004 7:08:43 PM

Kelly Abernathy
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Kelly
Kelly's Gallery

member since: 1/5/2004

Congratulations! -K

11/15/2004 7:22:03 PM

Kathleen Clemons
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 12/19/2000

Congratulations to you, Adam! :)

11/16/2004 4:44:09 AM

Donna W. Neal
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 10/8/2003

Outstanding work Adam
Congratulations and Good Luck

11/16/2004 5:29:20 AM

Cathy Barrows
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 4/13/2003


11/16/2004 6:10:41 AM

Kathleen K. Parker
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 11/30/2000

Totally awesome work. congrats!!!

11/16/2004 6:30:11 AM

Peggy Wolff
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 2/26/2003

Perfect! Congrats!

11/16/2004 10:13:04 AM

Kasia Elser
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 11/25/2003

Great shot! Congrats!

11/17/2004 1:43:10 AM

Susana Matos
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 5/27/2003

Congratulations, I really liked this from the first time I saw it!
Cheers from Portugal, Su

11/18/2004 9:35:56 PM

To participate in the Forum, become a BetterPhoto member or Sign In.

Copyright 1996-2014, Inc. All Rights Reserved.