Monday, December 20, 2010

Slot cars ... and a flash gun!

We've put up the race track ready for the holidays.  I've always liked slot cars and must admit to thoroughly enjoy racing the cars.  This evening we tried shooting the cars with a slow sync on the flash gun.  Not at all easy!  We selected a pretty slow shutter speed to get the blur and a rear curtain sync to freeze the car at the end of the exposure.  The first shot isn't as sharp as I'd hoped, but it does give the impression of motion.  The second shot is a bit sharper, but doesn't have quite as much motion blur.  All great fun all the same.  Quite tricky deciding when to press the shutter release when my son is racing the cars round the track!  An infra-red trigger would be quite handy ... but perhaps not so much fun?

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