Anyone for Champagne and Strawberries?

© Adam Bolt

Anyone for Champagne and Strawberries?

Laura Frongillo 10/28/2004 1:34:06 AM

Beautiful idea, wow! And great photo! #182836

Ronald Balthazor 10/28/2004 1:36:03 AM

Despite the fact that you spilled some Champagne this is a terrific shot, Adam. Well done. What was the placement of the lights? #873903

Kathleen Clemons 10/28/2004 3:11:01 AM

Well done, Adam! #873943

Tom Andersen 10/28/2004 3:28:36 AM

Wonderfully captured, Adam! #873968

Eric Bancroft 10/28/2004 3:42:25 AM

Excellent ! You should muck around more often. #874012

Jeff Robinson 10/28/2004 3:54:38 AM

Great job Adam! Jeff #874035

Colette M. Metcalf 10/28/2004 4:15:30 AM

Great!! #874098

Michael Allen 10/28/2004 6:34:28 AM

A most excellent creation, Adam.

Just an awesome effect, wonderful presentation.

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

Judy S. Fung 10/28/2004 11:20:51 AM

Wonderful image, Adam! Terrific capture! #875035

Marian Armeanu 10/29/2004 1:15:45 AM

i really like it , and the moment is very sharp.... good one , adam #876096

Adam Bolt 10/29/2004 1:46:45 AM

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 #876111

Karen Lewis-Gunn 11/15/2004 7:06:49 PM

Wow Adam this turned out GREAT!
Sounds like you had fun mucking around with this one. You should muck aroung more often!! Congratulations! #913663

Karen Lewis-Gunn 11/15/2004 7:08:43 PM

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! #913681

Kelly Abernathy 11/15/2004 7:22:03 PM

Congratulations! -K #913824

Kathleen Clemons 11/16/2004 4:44:09 AM

Congratulations to you, Adam! :) #915705

Donna W. Neal 11/16/2004 5:29:20 AM

Outstanding work Adam
Congratulations and Good Luck #915989

Cathy Barrows 11/16/2004 6:10:41 AM

Congrats!...excellent #916281

Kathleen K. Parker 11/16/2004 6:30:11 AM

Totally awesome work. congrats!!! #916433

Peggy Wolff 11/16/2004 10:13:04 AM

Perfect! Congrats! #917306

Kasia Elser 11/17/2004 1:43:10 AM

Great shot! Congrats! #919439

Susana Matos 11/18/2004 9:35:56 PM

Congratulations, I really liked this from the first time I saw it!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #924818

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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.

Uploaded on 10/28/2004 1:15:35 AM

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Camera: Olympus OM-4 35mm SLR Camera Photo Contest Finalist

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