I'm linking up with Darcy for Project 52.
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This week's challenge: A Great Leap
A quick note: After my photography class Thursday night, I was all set download, edit, and upload my images for this week's challenge. When I walked into the house, I looked into the dining room and saw the computer in pieces--hundreds of them--all over the dining room table. The new computer components they had ordered arrived late that afternoon; as soon as I left for class, they began the change-out process. I didn't get a computer back until this afternoon!
For this challenge, I chose the obvious photo--a literal leap. My son Danny (18) is the acrobat, and would have been happy to jump for me. However, he had lots of homework to finish for his college classes, so he was unavailable. Thomas (you may remember him from last week's challenge), was very happy to oblige for this particular challenge.
All this shot required was decent weather and our patio table. Oh, and a very jumpy teenager. :)
I wanted to freeze Thomas' action (as opposed to blur), so I set the ISO as high as Ellie could be set, and then set the aperture wide, but not too wide. When I was ready for the multi-exposure shot, I set the focus on the edge of the table, then hollered to Thomas to run and jump. I chose the above shot from the third jump series. Below you can see the entire series of shots.
- ISO 1600
- Manual mode
- 50mm portrait lens
- Aperture at f2.5
- 1/640 second shutter speed
End note--my husband just walked past, saw the photos, and exclaimed, "He did that over a glass table? You guys were insane."
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