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Out of focus cherry blossoms.

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May 6, 2009

The Mind Boggles
Wednesday. Oh dear. It turns out pumping up one or more lights, illuminating (say) the background, is a trivial task. Yesterday in about three minutes it all came together and it's clear what I need to do now to play with these multiple small strobes to make them work. How long have I been avoiding these three minutes? These examples show the effect, although they're not exactly what I'm looking for as an end product (still, they're kinda fun, why not?), but what I need to do to get there is now clear. There are many other “things” you can do with these lights and, I'm afraid, I now know how to sort them out. But good, right? That's what I said I was after, right?

I take it you had energy to spare yesterday?

Boy howdy but you got that right. I sure as hell don't need to start with five lights, though. I'm not sure you'd ever need that many for a portrait setup. Start with one, work to two, play with three (deedle-dee-dee) and fall back at four, who'd need more?



Later. Slept in a hour later this morning to miss the merchants meeting at the café, walked by the ATM for funds, had a good hour plus breakfast reading the papers (I'm going to miss the papers), a walk back realizing I was feeling pretty good, no taking a break along the way to catch my breath, the attitude fine, the sun poking through the clouds. This is good. Every additional day like this builds confidence and makes me think I might be able to string words together into a coherent sentence before too long, axe some of these adjectives. Maybe even string together a paragraph. The mind boggles.

The out of focus photograph was taken yesterday of cherry blossoms with a Nikon D2X mounted with a 17 - 55mm f 2.8 Nikkor DX lens at 1/640 second, f 2.8, ISO 100.