Anyone for Champagne and Strawberries?

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Anyone for Champagne and Strawberries?

Uploaded: October 28, 2004 01:15:35


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.


October 28, 2004

Beautiful idea, wow! And great photo! #182836

Ronald Balthazor October 28, 2004

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 October 28, 2004

Well done, Adam! #873943

Tom Andersen October 28, 2004

Wonderfully captured, Adam! #873968

Eric Bancroft October 28, 2004

Excellent ! You should muck around more often. #874012

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 28, 2004

Great job Adam! Jeff #874035

Colette M. Metcalf October 28, 2004

Great!! #874098

Michael Allen October 28, 2004

A most excellent creation, Adam.

Just an awesome effect, wonderful presentation.

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

Judy S. Fung October 28, 2004

Wonderful image, Adam! Terrific capture! #875035

Marian Armeanu October 29, 2004

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

Adam Bolt October 29, 2004

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 November 15, 2004

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 November 15, 2004

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 level-classic November 15, 2004

Congratulations! -K #913824

Kathleen Clemons November 16, 2004

Congratulations to you, Adam! :) #915705

Donna W. Neal November 16, 2004

Outstanding work Adam
Congratulations and Good Luck #915989

Cathy Barrows November 16, 2004

Congrats!...excellent #916281

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe November 16, 2004

Totally awesome work. congrats!!! #916433

Peggy Wolff November 16, 2004

Perfect! Congrats! #917306

Kasia Elser November 17, 2004

Great shot! Congrats! #919439

Susana Matos November 18, 2004

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

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