Thursday, May 26, 2011

Panic Shot

I got a rush call for this photo of the "Jupiter" locomotive on display at the Smithsonian Museum of American History. I had already photographed the train, but unfortunately it was on a hard drive that suddenly died (I know, "back up, back up, back up). Fortunately,as it was a test, it was one of the few files that had not been backed up to our servers. Anyway now the shot is needed
ASAP. Time and tech have moved forward, so now the shot can be done easily. Using a remote trigger on a Canon 5d MKII and a wireless flash trigger in the camera's hot shoe, I shot a test with a 580EX flash on manual full power, found my exposure, and walked around the train firing the camera and flash remotely. Total shot time, 10 minutes, number of exposures, 26, total assembly time in Photoshop, 1 hour 30 minutes. Tech specs: Canon 5d MKII, 24-70/2.8 lens, 1/30 sec f8 @ISO 400.

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